World War: Tons to Live

Being bombed or being invaded does not frighten the British half so much as the thought of being blockaded. Rising fears of this eventuality were made plain last week when the Admiralty admitted the loss of 182,848 tons in the fortnight ended Dec. 8, and Britain continued to cast about anxiously for additional tonnage, present and future.

Arrangements were announced in Washington whereby 60 freighters will be built to British order with all speed in new U. S. yards. Nineteen German freighters seized by the Dutch in Netherlands Indies ports were reported turned over to Britain. And at a press conference in...

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