World Battlefronts: Cautious Return

U-boats have come back to the Atlantic, First Lord of the Admiralty Albert V. Alexander warned last week. Running out of new weapons, Hitler has tried to resharpen this old and blunted one.

But the tone of Alexander's report was not alarming. He hinted that new shark fleets may have fresh tactics and technical equipment aimed to offset the deadly Allied location devices and methods which ruined the U-boats in 1942-43. But the sub commanders are more "shy, cautious and nervous" than they used to be. The "largest ocean supply convoy of all time" —167 ships spread over 26 square miles of...

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