BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: 412 Plus

The Navy did its best to sound optimistic. But out of the pea-soup fog of censorship which enveloped the doleful shipping story came only more bad news. At week's end the Associated Press's unofficial tally of Allied and neutral ships sunk since Dec. 7 was 412. The true figure was much higher. The A.P.'s tally was based on Navy announcements, which were far from up to date. Reports of the most recent sinkings were suppressed. The British made no announcements of losses in the eastern Atlantic. The up-to-date, total figure of Allied shipping...

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