Foreign News: Landing Party

Scottish fishermen sailing home along the Highland coast near Nigg last week heard the leashed rumble of heavy turbine engines coming near them off Cromarty Firth. Soon they saw looming out of the barley soup fog the towering grey flank of the world's biggest fighting ship, the $30,000,000 British battle cruiser Hood. What followed jolted the Highlanders out of their wits. The Hood's davits suddenly swung launches filled with marines over the side. The launches sped into shallow water. Holding their rifles high, the marines jumped into the surf, ran up the beach toward...

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