ACCESS: Above Top Secret
- Apr 5, 2006
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A few points:
1: It wasn't certain at the time that the Germans were responsible. Blame was also laid at the feet of Commies and the Irish.
2: It was a militarily valid target (arms headed to Russia) and *relatively* few died.
3: Even so, it ramped up interest in war with Germany.
Compare with a Zeppelin raid, which necessarily would have been a broad area attack likely to kill and injure many civilians. It would be blisteringly obvious that the German government was responsible.