The Flag Under Fire

Rodney Carlisle

in Sovereignty at Sea

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780813037622
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041612 | DOI:
The Flag Under Fire

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This chapter discusses the details of German attacks on the US ships Leelanaw, Lanao, Columbia, and Chemung. In every case, the Germans explained that their attacks were in conformity with international law, and the issue was handled by exchanges of diplomatic notes. The reasons that all of the incidents described in this and the previous chapter did not cause war between the United States and Germany are discussed.

Keywords: Leelanaw; Lanao; Columbia; Chemung; international law

Chapter.  5960 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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