World War: In-Fighting

R. A. F.'s battering of Germany's rail connections to the western front has obliged the Nazis to service some of their bases on the Channel and Atlantic coasts partly by supply ships creeping inside minefields around the continental shore line. Last week at least two such ships were spotted by British reconnaissance. A British torpedo plane took care of one off the Dutch coast, a squadron of motor-torpedo boats the other, which was identified as the 5,943-ton Santos. Into the teeth of fire from an escorting German warship the "suicide" launches darted to make their kill. One of them was hit,...

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