World War: AT SEA: Black Week

The British Admiralty last week released its figures for British and Allied shipping sunk in the week ending Feb. 2: 57,623 tons. Though this was way up from the January average (34,000), it was still comfortably below the war-long average (68,000). The Admiralty remained firmly silent about the alarming successes claimed by German raiders for last week.

From a German newsman had come an "eyewitness story" which, if true, revealed one of the most devastating attacks British shipping had yet suffered. He was aboard a German surface raider (from its speed and gun-power, probably a pocket battleship), cruising the waters...

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