1915. World War I — War Crimes

“Nicosian” ship

The Baralong was an English pirate ship commanded by Capt. William McBride, sailing under the American flag, with masked batteries. The German submarine had been deceived by the Stars and Stripes and the American colors painted on both sides of her hull.

On August 19, 1915, the Nicosian, an English ship loaded with American horses and mules and with a number of American mule tenders aboard, was halted by a…

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