World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE SEAS: Alias Graph

A British plane doggedly making the rounds of patrol off Iceland in 1941 sighted an enemy submarine. The plane made a run, dropped depth charges, circled to watch results. Suddenly the submarine surfaced and to the flyer's surprise quickly ran up a white flag (later found to be the commander's shirt). The U-570 was boarded by the British, found virtually undamaged.

Announced the Admiralty last week: The U-570 was a pretty good submarine. Manned by a specially trained British crew and renamed the Graph, it had made several successful trips for the Royal Navy, destroyed one real German-run U-boat,...

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