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Map of the Azores

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Title: Map of the Azores
Caption: Taken from the account of George M. Battey, Jr., who served on the U.S.S. Reid during World War I and spent nine weeks in the Azores (31 July-7 October 1917).
Description: A series of volcanic islands located about 850 miles from Portugal, the Azores proved a valuable stopping point for ships crossing the Atlantic during World War I. Fearing that the Germans would seize the islands to use as a submarine base, the Allies maintained an aeronautic Marine detachment and several anti-submarine craft there.
Original Location: George M. Battey, Jr., 70,000 Miles on a Submarine Destroyer or, The Reid Boat in the World War (Atlanta, GA: The Webb & Vary Company, 1919), 38.
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