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The war at sea around Ireland, 1914-18

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Wexford Library

Mallin Street

Y35 AY20 Wexford

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During the First World War Great Britain was extremely vulnerable to disruption of trade off the South Coast of Ireland, Food, munitions and troops all passed through these waters on their way to Liverpool and London. German U-Boats began attacking shippingin these waters in 1915 and in 1917 these attacks brought Britain to the verge of defeat. British naval forces, aided by American ships and aircraft and operating from Cobh and other Irish ports fought a long and difficult battle before finally defeating the U-boat menace. This lectures examines the strategy and tactics used by both sides and the reasons the allies triumphed.

Pat McCarthy is Hon. Corr. Sec., of the Military History Society of Ireland and has lectured and written about a variety of military topics.
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