AT SEA: Ducks and Woodpeckers

To men on little tossing trawlers in the raw North Sea, who can scarcely defend themselves with rifles when Nazi bombers dive at them from the storm scud, Germany's air war on British shipping is a very real and horrid thing. Machine-gun fire sweeps the deck, bombs blow the ship apart, men are hurled mangled and stunned into the combers, the ship goes down leaving survivors to flounder and gasp and freeze until help comes, if it does.

But the fact remained last week, after more German air raids over the North Sea,...

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