Convoy HX72 & U-100
This site describes the events surrounding the loss
of the Canonesa, the attack on Convoy HX72, and the
exploits of the U-boat which sank seven ships in just
over three hours; U-100, captained by Joachim Schepke.
In Germany after the last war, it was possible
to pay 50 million dollars for a nickel cup of
coffee, and $35 million for a $35 suit of clothes.
This Berlin woman, realizing that fuel costs money,
is starting the morning fire with marks "not worth
the paper they are printed on".
In Germany, the currency falls rapidly, depressing
the economy. Resentment grows over the Versaille
treaty and war reparations.
Windows on Italy
November 8, 1923
Beer Hall Putsch.
Hitler's first attempt to grab power in Munich,
Germany. Nazi troops tried to march on the War Ministry.
Shots were fired on the Nazi column and Hitler's
troops scattered. Hitler and many other Nazis were
captured and convicted for treason.