German Information Service American Bund Athenia

The Case of the Athenia
Halfeld, Adolf

Publisher: German Information Service
Publication Date: 1939
Binding: Stapled
Book Condition: Fair
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Book Type: Booklet

39pgs. top left rodent damage note effecting text RARE from German Information Service this was an anti British booklet distributed in ENGLISH in America and other english speaking countries before the war! ORIGINAL from collection of former German American Bund member in Milwaukee.

The S.S. Athenia was the first British ship to be sunk by Germany in World War II .

Contents [hide ] 1 Description 2 The "Athenia" incident 3 Famous people on the Athenia 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 External links

[ edit ] Description

Athenia was built by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company , Ltd., and was launched at Govan , Scotland in 1923. She was built for Anchor-Donaldson Ltd. 's route between Britain and Canada . For most of her career she sailed between either Glasgow or Liverpool , and Quebec and Montreal . During the height of winter, she operated as a cruise ship. After 1935, her owners became the Donaldson Atlantic Line Ltd .

Athenia displaced 13,465 tons, was 526.3 feet long and had a 66.4 foot beam (160.4m x 20.2m). She had two masts and a single funnel. She
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