Why Was the U.S. So Unprepared for This U-Boat Attack?

  • 2m 19s
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  • TV-PG

After three weeks at sea, German submarine U-123 sails by the coast of New York and immediately finds a potential target: the large British oil tanker, Coimbra. The ease of the attack raises questions about why the U.S. wasn't more prepared.