World Battlefronts: Arctic Action

Warmer weather eases the strain of navigating the mist-curtained Arctic sea lanes to Murmansk. But such meteorological relief works alike for friend & foe. Last week Luftwaffe planes spotted a huge Allied convoy specking the slate-grey sea between Iceland and Norway's North Cape. They engaged the convoy in a running, four-day battle, claimed to have inflicted grave losses: 14 ships sunk, 16 damaged. No confirmation came from any Allied source.

Nazi bombers will inevitably redouble their efforts to choke off Russia's supplies. And coupled with the sky prowlers is an even greater menace from conquered Norwegian territory. At Trondheim lurk five...

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