WAR & PEACE: The Law

It was a cold, foggy morning. In the grey dawn, under the guns of Fort Monroe, a ghost ship slipped into the harbor at Hampton Roads, Va. There were 451 persons aboard. Of them, 429 were captives. Twenty-two were members of a German prize crew who had kept the prisoners subdued while dodging British pursuit, sailing the ship across the South Atlantic. The ship was the British-owned liner Appam, captured off the African coast by a German raider that had already sunk or captured seven vessels. And as the Appam dropped anchor...

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