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100 Years Ago... more/less
Board: History is Alive
Aug 10, 2018 8:54pm
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The following was in the Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror, dated July 26 of this year. This event seems a bit surreal in today's world, but my aunts and uncles, as well as, Doublesaj's Dad were all alive when it occurred. It was not that long ago.

Last Sunday (July 21st, 1918) a German submarine appeared suddenly off Cape Cod and sank 3 coal barges and almost demolished their tug. The sound of German guns broke the stillness of the morning air and the submarine showed up on the horizon. Our correspondent on Cape Cod phoned this newspaper, telling us that the guns of the submarine were banging and that the menfolk of the Cape, some of them hatless and coatless, had grabbed their guns and hastened to the shore to give the Germans a warm reception should they dare to set foot on land.

Submitted for your consideration,
Old Blue