While the cruisers Exeter, Ajax and Achilles were holing up the Graf Spee in the South Atlantic; while the R. A. F. harried Helgoland and two British submarines smacked the Nazi Navy in its own waters (TIME, Dec. 25)—across the North Atlantic, obscured by these events, and by winter fog and an efficient blanket of censorship, a large group of long, grey shapes proceeded methodically in eight days from Halifax, N. S. to a port in west Britain.* In that camouflaged convoy were such crack passenger liners as Aquitania, Batory, Empress of Britain. Guarding them was Britain's main Battle Fleet,...

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