U-Boats So Close to Home: An American Family’s World War II Story of Survival and the U-boat that Attacked Them
Michael J. Tougias, bestselling author and co-author of 29 books, offers a dramatic slide presentation based on his book So Close to Home. Tougias will use slides of the attack, the survivors, and the rescue to make this an edge-of-your seat multimedia program.
The program follows the first U-boat to enter the Gulf of Mexico (May 1942) as it stalked its prey 30 miles off New Orleans. Tougias was able to locate the U-boat commander’s war diary as well as members of the family who survived the attack to give a presentation that shows the events from both the German and American perspective.
Funded project of the Florida Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.