World: Where?

The Germans had one good Atlantic base in France that was still not threatened by Allied soldiers: Bordeaux. Toward it last week, as U.S. troops entered Brest and closed on Saint-Nazaire, steamed seven German ships. Their presumed cargoes: key personnel and key supplies from the U-boat.base at Saint-Nazaire.

A British cruiser and four destroyers caught the convoy, sank all seven vessels. Another convoy, sneaking away from Brittany, sighted the British force, turned and sneaked back to Saint-Nazaire, perhaps to try the dash to Bordeaux another time.

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