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In this book, author Dr. Aimery Caron carefully documents the rapid growth of German economic and political interests in the Caribbean Basin before World War I and the worrisome German naval build-up through the use of the Hamburg/American Line during World War I. The paper also assesses how real the German threat was to establish a naval base in the Caribbean Basin, on St. Thomas in particular, from which the German Navy might have seriously disrupted American and Allied maritime traffic during World War I. Did the U.S. Navy have valid reasons to push for the purchase of the Danish West Indies, in order to dismantle the Hamburg/American Line which was viewed as a military threat to the U.S. & the Allies?

Soft cover, spiral bound. 72 pages. Released in 2017.

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