5/4/1917 Brazil’s “Paraná” sunk by U-boat

Germany hopes that its U-boat war will force Britain to make peace. However the U-boats attacks on Allied and neutral shipping are making new enemies for Germany. The USA is already on the brink of war with Germany, but it is not the only neutral whose ships are being sunk by the Germans. Today the UB-32 torpedoes the Paraná, a Brazilian merchant ship carrying a cargo of coffee. This could now mean that Germany will be acquiring a new South American enemy for itself.

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