Category Archives: U-boat warfare

The Moral Question: Does Intention Matter?

Trade-offs between decisions that secure immediate safety versus the “overall good” – whether that means a quicker end to war, more net lives saved, keeping the upper hand – are often made during wars. They’re made in our everyday lives as well, though, of course, the consequences of choosing between those two options are on […] Continue reading

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Ethical yet Reasonable?

After Reverend Montgomery and Nigel de Grey deciphered the Zimmermann telegram, Admiral Sir William Hall refused to turn it over to the Americans. His decision not to tell President Wilson about its contents was not ethical, but it is somewhat understandable. With the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare, German U-boats were prepared to attack any […] Continue reading

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