World War: MEDITERRANEAN THEATER: All Sunk

At one o'clock on Sunday morning two British cruisers and two destroyers, steaming in darkness off the sole of Italy's boot, met what they were looking for. That afternoon a Maryland (Glenn Martin) reconnaissance plane had spotted an Italian convoy of eight ships with an escort of destroyers leaving Taranto bound for Libya.

But Captain William Gladstone Agnew, in command of the British squadron, met more than he had bargained for. The original convoy was just being joined by two more merchantmen, and two heavy Italian cruisers, twice the size of his own, were on hand. He did not hesitate.

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