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U-Boats So Close to Home: An American Family’s World War II Story of Survival and the U-boat that Attacked Them

Event Date:

April 13 @ 2:00 pm


Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855A Coral Springs Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065


Brittany Curtis

Program Description:

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” multi-media 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.



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