New York State Archives, NYSA_A4234-78_B2_F16_MoreShips
A flyer or poster distributed by the National Service Section, United States Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation during World War I. It calls for more ships to be built, 1918.
What is the main idea of the cartoon?
How many tons of ships were lost?
According the diagram how many ships could be built?
What would the ships be used for?
Research why shipping was so critical to the Allied war effort during World War I.
Math: Calculate the loss to replacement ratio during the four years of the war.
Harries, M. & Susie Harries. The Last Days of Innocence: America at War 1917-1918. Random House, 1997.
Hurley, Edward N. The Bridge to France. J. B. Lippincott Company, 1927.
Paxson, Frederic. American Democracy and the World War. Cooper Square, NY, 1966.
Smith, J. Russell. The Influence of the Great War on Shipping. Oxford University Press, 1919.