World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE SEAS: Good Time in the Depths

Submarines of Britain's Royal Navy have sunk more than 1,250,000 tons of Axis shipping in the Mediterranean alone since war began. As commander of His Majesty's Submarine Safari, and other submarines, handsome, whimsical, young (29) Lieut. Richard Barklie Lakin, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N., has had his share of kills. In his words, this is part of his story as he told it in New York City last week:

I chose submarine service because I was lazy. Submariners got more pay, and had more time in port. That appealed to me. I was navigating...

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