World War: This Pest

From 78,000 tons in the war's first week to 5,000 in the fourth (last) week dropped the, tonnage of Allied shipping sunk by German U-boats. So elated were the Brit ish that they announced: "They [U-boats] have found the pace too hot for them and have retreated from much-used shipping channels and are now forced to operate out in the open sea where the 'catch' is bound to be a much smaller one." The British pointed with pride to their convoy system, revealed that a flotilla of 15 freighters had arrived safely from...

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