World War: Blockades

The war of blockades continued the realest war. Germany boasted that the Allies were minimizing their tonnage losses. She claimed 115 British merchant ships totaling 475,321 tons as against 210,021 tons admitted by Britain. At the same time Germany declared that only three U-boats had been sunk. Britain and France each replied with a report of another U-boat sunk, bringing the number claimed by them to more than 20 or nearly one-third of the known Nazi undersea fleet. From a smashed U-boat found on Goodwin Sands, British divers took more than 50 bodies. Score for the war's eighth week of all...

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