AT SEA: Quiet But Fierce

Far more than 2,000 men and 200 ships (the number asked) last week answered the British Admiralty's call for volunteers to sweep mines, which in a fortnight sank 27 ships off England's coasts. A British mine-laying force went out to sow a new field between the Thames River and the mouth of the River Scheldt on Belgium's coast, to bottle Germany's submarine mine layers farther up into the North Sea. French patrols safely brought in some convoys of merchantmen carrying war supplies from the U. S.; France announced sinking seven U-boats in...

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