World War: AT SEA: The Battlefield Grows

The British Admiralty announced last week that in the third week of the intensified Battle of the Atlantic Britain had lost 71,773 tons of merchant shipping — 75% and 50% as much as in the two preceding.

But this was only a lull in the battle, for the German Government issued a proclamation extending the zone of operations right to the fringe of the Western Hemisphere — to the three-mile limit of Greenland.

Explaining the extension, the proclamation stated: "As a consequence of illegal occupation of the Danish island of Iceland by British troops, blockade runners have been attempting to use...

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