World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Strange Flags in the Caribbean

Up to the coast of the Caribbean island of Aruba, fringed with coral, into its deep port fringed with oil-storage tanks, moved two startling apparitions last week. Their shape was familiar, for Aruba has seen many a tanker. But the flags painted on their sides and flying at the poop were, of all flags, Italian.

What were Italian ships doing picking up Allied oil in The Netherlands West Indies? The answer was as unusual as the sight.

With the approval of the Italian Government — and therefore probably of the German as well — the two ships had come, manned by Italians...

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