World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Why Victory Waits

To a rendezvous in the Indian Ocean somewhere off Madagascar went Germany's thin-lipped Vice Admiral Karl Doenitz and Japan's pudgy Admiral Osami Nagano. What the honorable Doenitz said to the honorable Nagano was not revealed by the Swedish paper which reported the meeting last week. But—if they met—a good guess was that they discussed the highly effective German submarine campaign—a defensive campaign which cannot win the war for Hitler, but can indefinitely delay an Allied victory.

How much havoc it has wrought, neither Washington nor London cares to admit. The German Admiralty has claimed that German submarines, aircraft and surface...

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