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COLES, Alan. Slaughter at Sea : The Truth Behind a Naval War Crime. London : Robert Hale, (1986). First Edition. Pp (6),7-220,(2) + eight-page centralphoto section. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. " The Baralong Affair was a British disgrace: a war crime unparalleled in the modern hist ory of the Royal Navy. Until now its shameful details have been deliberately obscured, but its significance in delaying the entry of the United Statesinto the First World War has never been evaluated. In 1915 the War Office sent out the Q-ship Baralong elaborately disguised as a US merchant ship. On encountering the U-27 she threw off the camouflage and sank the German vessel. The subsequent alleged murder in cold blood of some of the U-boat's survivors caused an international diplomatic furore. President Wilson turnedaway in horror; the Germans saw the incident as a valuable weapon of propa ganda; and the British Admiralty battened down on all official records. Thefacts can now be told. In clear detail, Alan Coles reveals the appalling t ruth of the Baralong Affair. For the first time British, American and German eye-witness accounts of the atrocities have been collected together to explain - and finally to judge - this naval scandal." -from the dj. Chapters : 1. The Muleteers; 2. The Neutrals; 3. The Hunters; 4. The Killers; 5. TheSpies; 6. The Witnesses ; 7. The Propagandists; 8. The Appeasers ; 9. The Diplomats; 10. The Germans; 11. The Inhumane ; 12. The Runaway; 13. The Survivors ; 14. The Baby-killers; 15. The Myth-makers; 16. The Guilty. With Epilogue, bibliography, notes, appendix and index. Small owner stamp on inside front cover, else very good in dustjacket. 50.00
Title: Slaughter at Sea: The Truth Behind a Naval War Crime. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Robert Hale, London, 1986,:
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