The Press: Nazis Outwitted

One of the picture scoops of World War II appears this week in LIFE : pictures of the sinking by a German raider of the Egyptian motor ship Zamzam with 138 Americans aboard (two dozen of them ambulance drivers bound for the British Army in the Middle East).

From a transatlantic Clipper when it landed in Queens one morning last week LIFE Photographer David Scherman and FORTUNE Writer Charles J. V. Murphy, hustled to the office of LIFE Managing Editor John Billings. On his desk slight, boyish Photographer Scherman deposited: one tube of tooth...

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