The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America

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On June 15, 1942, as thousands of vacationers lounged in the sun at Virginia Beach, two massive fireballs erupted just offshore from a convoy of oil tankers steaming into Chesapeake Bay. While men, women, and children gaped from the shore, two damaged oil tankers fell out of line and began to sink. Then a small escort warship blew apart in a violent explosion. Navy warships and aircraft peppered the water with depth charges, but to no avail. Within the next twenty-four hours, a fourth ship lay at the bottom of the channel, ...

The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America 2013, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465029617

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