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Tin-pots and pirate ships : Canadian naval forces and German sea raiders, 1880-1918

Author: Michael L Hadley; Roger F Sarty
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The title Tin-Pots and Pirate Ships reflects a common Canadian attitude during the First World War: Canada's "Tin-Pot Navy" was maligned while the "Kaiser's Pirates" were feared. Not since Gilbert  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Hadley; Roger F Sarty
ISBN: 0773507787 9780773507784
OCLC Number: 30702251
Description: xvi, 391 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Canada's Splendid Isolation --
2. German Designs on North America --
3. "Heart-breaking starvation time" --
4. Britain's Lifeline --
5. Canadian Intelligence and patrols --
6. Three German Visitors --
7. The "Piracy" of U-53 --
8. Defending the Convoys --
9. Long-Range U-Boats --
10. "Hun Pirate Deviltry" --
11. The Pirates' Triumph and Canadian Response --
12. Epilogue: Mad Dreams and Mothballs.
Responsibility: Michael L. Hadley and Roger Sarty.

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