Photo #: NH 2172
Lieutenant Edouard V. M. Isaacs, USN
(seated, right, in dark uniform)
With "U.S. Army officers imprisoned at Karlsruhe", Germany, probably in early July 1918.
Lt. Isaacs was captured on 31 May 1918 by the German submarine U-90 when USS President Lincoln was sunk. "After three weeks at Karlsruhe he was sent to Villingen. On the way he jumped from a train going 40 miles an hour. He was recaptured and given two weeks in the solitary. On the night of October 6 he, with the help of other officers, short-circuited all lighting circuits and escaped under heavy rifle fire. He arrived in Washington, D.C., four weeks later."
Fine screen halftone reproduction, printed in a World War I era publication.
Lieutenant Isaacs was awarded the Medal of Honor for his exploits.
Note: Quoted passages are taken from the text printed with the original image.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 14 November 2005