AT SEA: Heroes & Heroics

The war's individual heroes and villains, its personal adventure and romance, continued to come from under, on and over the sea. Submarines and their adversaries, rather than soldiers fighting soldiers or planes fighting planes provided the best stories. And apropos a submarine, versatile, witty Winston Churchill fired the first shot of war humor to echo round the world.

Telling the House of Commons about a personal wireless message addressed to him by the submarine commander who sank the Philbine, Mr. Churchill said: "I was in some doubt at the time as to what...

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