• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1918-07-09
  • Publisher
  • Washington Evening Star
  • Description
  • Although Germany's powerful submarine force continued to sink Allied ships, the American war effort was able to offset the losses. Far more tonnage was now being launched than sunk by the German submarines. Also, American ships and submarines were better prepared to ward off attacks by German submarines. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman captures the changing balance of sea power by showing an incredulous Kaiser Wilhelm demanding an explanation fro... more
    Although Germany's powerful submarine force continued to sink Allied ships, the American war effort was able to offset the losses. Far more tonnage was now being launched than sunk by the German submarines. Also, American ships and submarines were better prepared to ward off attacks by German submarines. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman captures the changing balance of sea power by showing an incredulous Kaiser Wilhelm demanding an explanation from a submarine captain as a large convoy of American ships pass by, bringing needed supplies and troops to Europe. The poor captain can only explain his inability to sink all the ships by saying "they vos afraid of me and vent around me were I vos not!". less
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted