AT SEA: Dead Ships, Baby Ships

Clumping into his Ministry of Popular Enlightenment & Propaganda last week, waspish little Paul Joseph Goebbels announced the destruction of more British warships than Adolf Hitler possesses in his entire Navy: four battleships, two battle cruisers, one airplane carrier, four heavy cruisers, ten other cruisers, twelve destroyers, 13 submarines, 15 transport ships—all bagged since the Nazis set out to "protect" Norway.

Bulging with indignation, the British Government announced that His Majesty's losses since April 9 were three destroyers, one submarine and one trawler sunk; one destroyer beached, one cruiser and two destroyers damaged but able to make port; three cruisers and...

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