World War: Formidable Dangers

"Being gunned by enemy ship of Graf Spee class in Lat. 52.45° N., Long. 32.13° W."

Signed with the call letters of the 16,698-ton New Zealand freighter Rangitiki, just after noon one day last week, this ominous radio flash was followed after 99 minutes by one from the 4,952-ton British freighter Cornish City:

"Being shelled in Lat. 52.50° N., Long. 32.15° W." A bit later the marine radio station in Portishead, England, which was relaying the convoy's messages, reported: "Convoy still being leisurely attacked by raider of Graf Spee class, Lat. 52.50° N.,...

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