World War: Relics

From refugees who arrived in London last week, with additional details flashed from Montevideo, came the story of what happened to 300 seamen and ship's officers taken from nine vessels captured and sunk by the late Admiral Graf Spee during her brief life as a sea raider. Some of them had been placed for a time aboard a secretly built auxiliary warship, the Altmark, a 12,000-tonner disguised as a tanker but hiding three 6-inch guns behind shutters and capable of 25 knots. Besides fueling the Spee (the last time, five days before the battle of Punta del Este), the Altmark was...

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