How Gothic Was My U-Boat: The Welsh Press and German Submarine Warfare

Rita Singer

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Abstract

In an article that exposes the roots of Brexit-era Germanophobia, Rita Singer details how Welsh press coverage and poetry about U-Boat attacks on Welsh ships evolved into racialised depictions of German U-Boat combatants as ‘Huns’, monsters, ghouls and Satanic fiends.
Original languageEnglish
Pages69-76
Number of pages8
No.236
Specialist publicationPlanet: The Welsh Internationalist
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Wales
  • Germany
  • History
  • First World War
  • Journalism
  • National identity
  • Nationalism
  • Poetry
  • Literature
  • Short Stories
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Joseph Conrad
  • Submarines
  • merchant shipping

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  • LlongauUBoat

    Singer, R., 2019, 820 p. Casgliad y Werin | People's Collection Wales.

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    Open Access
  • U-Boat Project 1914-19: Commemorating the War at Sea

    Singer, R., Rowe, H. & Groom, D., 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

    Open Access
  • U-Boat Project Wales 1914-18: Commemorating the War at Sea

    Singer, R., Rowe, H., Groom, D., Hickings, G. & Pert, T. (ed.), 2019, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales .

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access

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