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Lecture Series: Ed Offley

December 4, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ed Offley

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

Thursday, December 4 • 7 p.m.
Presented by Ed Offley

Ed Offley’s latest book, The Burning Shore, is a history of the German U-boats that prowled America’s waters and wreaked havoc in the early days of the war. It tells the story of U-701, which laid mines across the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in June 1942, and its captain, Horst Degen. It also tells the story of the American attempts to stop the U-boat attacks and the building of the planes which eventually stopped the threat. It tells the story of one American pilot, Lieutenant Harry Kane, who dropped the bombs that sank U-701, and of Kane and Degen’s remarkable friendship after the war.

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December 4, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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