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After studying the sea battles of world war 1 we thought perhaps we were done until we remembered submarines. That deserved another week of study!
We started our study as always with Youtube.
We found it interesting that submarines were thought useless in battle until Kaiser Wilhelm took a ride and loved them, he ordered Germany to start building submarines. Other highlights included: The Electric Boat Company became General Dynamics a major USA based submarine company, the USA was first to use diesel engines in their submarines and Great Britain has 74 submarines built at the start of the war.
Highlights: Submarines changed the face of war. The Germans made the most use of submarines during the war. Living conditions were absolutely horrible due to the use of kerosene lamps and close quarters.
I liked how they talked about what to do with you were in the water, keeping your eyes in the Horizon looking for help.
German high command decided that risking battle with the USA, and ignoring the laws of humanity was necessary in order to win the war.
The lad did some reading in World War 1 History for kids.
His goal this week is to research the changes in submarines from the beginning of the war to the end. Lots of different advances were made. He has since expanded that project as he’s learning a ton and thoroughly enjoying the process. 🙂