World War: Submarine v. Blockade

The lighthouse keeper in Gotland, Swedish island in the Baltic, last week rescued two castaways in a dinghy who had a tale to tell. They said they were members of the Estonian Navy who were on guard duty in Tallinn harbor aboard the interned Polish submarine Orzel, when the latter's crew suddenly cut the telephone line to shore, knocked out one of the guards, cut the Orzel's moorings and took her to sea under fire from other guards on the pier and from shore batteries. After three days of lurking in...

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