BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: A Ship Is Cheered

Oil for Germany's war machine in Norway has had to travel by sea since Sweden recently withdrew tank-car rights on her railroads. To interrupt the oil traffic, and to lure any nearby German naval units into a fight, the mighty British Home Fleet (battleships, cruisers, destroyers) last week sailed 800 miles into Arctic waters. The Home Fleet also made naval history: it served as an escort for an American aircraft carrier.

In the tiny Norwegian port of Bodo the carrier's planes, thus handsomely escorted, scored heavily: they put at least twelve direct hits...

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