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British liner California is torpedoed by a German sub...
Item # 671960
February 08, 1917
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Feb. 8, 1917
* SS California sunk
* German submarine attack
* World War I tensions rise
The top of the front page has a report of the torpedoing of the British liner California: "LINER SUNK WITHOUT WARNING" "California Torpedoed Off Irish Coast" "WOMEN & CHILDREN ARE MISSING" "No Americans Killed" "Vessel Was a British Ship" "Submarine Did Not Even Hail" and more.
This liner was just 38 miles from the Irish coast on its New York to Glasgow run when a German submarine torpedoed it with a loss of 41 lives.
Complete in 18 pages, tiny binding holes at the blank spine, light toning, generally good.
Category: The 20th Century