World Battlefronts: The Deed Is All

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As American troops last week landed in Northern Ireland, German U-boats were grimly at work sinking American ships off the Atlantic Coast. The two facts suggested a reasonable connection: the Germans had set out to attack the U.S. convoy but it had slipped through their net, and having missed their first objective the Germans chose their second best.

The Battle of the Atlantic was awesomely close to the U.S. coast, and between the first and second waves of coastal sinkings the U.S. Navy indicated that the German Navy might pay a first-rate price...

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