The Starvation Blockades:
The Naval Blockades of WWI  

Nigel Hawkins

During World War 1 Britain and Germany tried to starve each other into submission by naval blockades. Both blockades antagonised the USA. The torpedoing of the Lusitania with the heavy loss of US lives nearly brought America into the war, but when Germany relaxed its U-boat campaign, Britain’s continued interference with US trade exasperated the USA.