World Battlefronts: Turn About

In their Baltic backyard the Germans last week were getting a taste of their own mine and U-boat medicine. Six German troop transports went down. Cargo ships that spill Swedish iron ore and Finnish wood pulp into the Nazi war machine were being sunk. Trans-Baltic ferry service had been suspended. German Baltic ports were jammed with minesweepers, destroyers, patrol boats and anti-aircraft vessels.

The Germans, concentrating on distant battlefields in Russia, Africa and the Western Atlantic, kept mum about their backyard troubles, but the Swedes, who do a land-office business with Hitler, grew vociferous. Press and radio accused a Soviet submarine of...

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