World War: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Britannia Rules the Waves

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Last week Sir Percy Noble was aware that he was losing the Battle of the Atlantic. Up to him was the question of whether it could be lost slowly enough so that the tide of battle could turn before Britain was beaten.

The British Admiralty announced last week that it will no longer publish weekly figures of the British merchant marine's losses—henceforth they will be issued only monthly. The reason for the change was partly to keep the Germans from knowing how effective particular attacks had been. But if the change was...

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