BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Substantial & Satisfactory

A joint British-U.S. statement last week reported another victory in the anti-submarine war.

>June losses from submarine attack were the lowest since the U.S. entered the war. Shipping losses "from all forms of enemy action" were the second lowest since the war began.

>Fewer submarines appeared in the Atlantic. They almost never attacked the main convoys, and Allied warships and planes therefore had fewer targets. "But the sinkings of Axis submarines were substantial and satisfactory."

>Allied merchant tonnage "has shown a large net increase every month this year."

Even more significant is the total gain for the Allied merchant fleets, the...

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