WAR & PEACE: On the High Seas


It was 4 o'clock in the morning, a grey dawn on a grey sea, when the Robin Moor first saw the signal lights blinking. They signaled: "Send over a boat." The captain came up on the bridge in his pajamas. A boat was lowered and four seamen at the oars rowed the chief officer through the lifting dawn toward the long, low shape awash in the water, a mile and a half away.

The submarine was a Nazi U-boat with the word Lorricke or Lorickke and a picture of a "laughing cow" painted on her conning tower.

The Robin Moor's...

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