The H.L. Hunley was the first submarine in human history to effectively engage and destroy an enemy. The story of the Hunley is equal to the story of the Wright brothers’ first flight or Armstrong’s moon landing – a first step with dire repercussions for the future of the world. This is the story. It’s all here and it’s all for free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its sociopolitical impact.
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Maps and Pictures:
Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf
The CSS Hunley: The Greatest Undersea Adventure of the Civil War by Richard Bak
The Hunley by Mark K. Ragan
A History of the Confederate Navy by J. Thomas Scharf
Sea of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Brian Hicks
The H. L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy by Tom Chaffin
The Civil War by Shelby Foote
A History of South Carolina by Walter Edgars
Cover image is “The Final Mission” by Mort Künstler
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This was a pretty good episode but I miss Chris. Bring Chris back!