AT SEA: Tougher & Tougher

Germany last week jubilantly quoted the master & crew of the Brazilian freighter Magalhaes, just back in Lisbon from Southampton, as saying that that great British port was now "dead." The Magalhaes had waited there two weeks for a cargo, finally left without one when Germany announced her total blockade of the British Isles. In that time, the Magalhaes' master was quoted as saying, only one ship left Southampton with industrial products. Rail lines from the interior had been crippled by repeated air bombing. Most Southampton warehouses were destroyed or damaged. The...

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