The USS Mongolia was launched in 1903 as an ocean-going passenger steamship, but in World War I, she was transformed into an important transport ship for supplies and troops. You will experience the suspenseful and true story of the USS Mongolia through engaging text and lots of primary source photographs and documents. Filled with amazing facts, this story helps readers understand the perils of transatlantic travel during World War I, for both troops and civilians. Learn about the crazy paint job, the massive engines, the dangers, and the victories.
***IMPORTANT: These are true accounts. This eBook discusses the first American shots of World War I fired on the high seas and the accidental death of 2 nurses (the first female military fatalities of WWI). Keep these facts in mind when determining if this unit is appropriate for your readers.***
Reading skills of middle school and higher are recommended for this eBook (and adults appreciate this story, too!)
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