Britain's Clandestine Submarines, 1914-1915 (Wallace Notestein Essays No. 4). Gaddis Smith.

Britain's Clandestine Submarines, 1914-1915 (Wallace Notestein Essays No. 4)

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Hardcover. 155 pp. with index, illustrations. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket, U.S. price intact, U.K. price clipped. A fascinating historical detective story that traces a hitherto unknown but significant episode in the early months of World War I. In 1914, the head of Bethlehem Steel, Charles Schwab, canceled the agreement the company had made to build submarines for Britain when President Woodrow Wilson said the operation would violate American neutrality. Schwab was able to circumvent the American neutrality laws by funneling the military goods his company was producing through Canada. Fine / very good. Item #E24034

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