The story of Germany's dramatic attack upon American tankers and freighters by U-boats during the Second World War
What you'll learn:
- By the end of this course, you will be able to describe Operation Drumbeat, including its purposes and results.
- In this course, you will learn about the capabilities of the German U-boat during World War 2.
- In this course, you will learn how Operation Drumbeat dramatically affected American shipping on the East Coast in 1942.
- In this course, you will learn how the Americans eventually learned to counter the U-boat threat off their Eastern Coast.
This course will present the history of the German U-boat attack upon the American East Coast during World War 2, especially from January to June, 1942. The course will use nineteen lectures and present over 400 Powerpoint slides to illustrate the lectures. The course also features extra video links that illustrate some of the lectures. There are also lecture notes and optional quizzes. The entire course contains about 2 1/2 hours of course lectures.