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Sovereignty at SeaU.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I$
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Rodney Carlisle

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813037622

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813037622.001.0001

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The Flag Under Fire

The Flag Under Fire

From Leelanaw to Chemung

(p.48) 4 The Flag Under Fire
Sovereignty at Sea

Rodney Carlisle

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses the details of German attacks on the US ships Leelanaw, Lanao, Columbia, and Chemung. In every case, the Germans explained that their attacks were in conformity with international law, and the issue was handled by exchanges of diplomatic notes. The reasons that all of the incidents described in this and the previous chapter did not cause war between the United States and Germany are discussed.

Keywords:   Leelanaw, Lanao, Columbia, Chemung, international law

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