AT SEA+G31668: Lancastria, Meknes Down


Lancastria, Meknès Down

Germany's score for ruthlessness mounted last week in the accounts of two major ship sinkings, one old, one new:

Six weeks old was the hitherto censored story of the 16,243-ton Cunarder Lancastria. She was sunk in mid-June off the French harbor of Saint-Nazaire just after embarking 5,000 British troops and a sprinkling of refugee women & children for evacuation to England. Nine Stukas dived on her, three at a time. The first two waves missed. The third connected, but none of the three planes came out of its dive. All crashed into the...

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