World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Nothing Quick or Cheap

"Men from a destroyer told us," said one of the survivors, "that they never encountered such a tremendous concentration of the enemy's U-boat force."

The survivor, safe in a British port, told how the huge pack of U-boats had closed in on his convoy one dim evening. Losses were heavy in the night. After his ship was sunk the next day, he saw R.A.F. Sunder-lands and Catalinas, and later land-based bombers, attack the pack. The survivor doubted German claims that the U-boats had put down 32 eastbound Allied ships totaling 204,000 tons.

The battle gave great point to the Allies' first...

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