GUATEMALA: Battle of Belize

H.M.S. Sheffield, flagship of the American Gulf & West Indies Squadron, had just done Britain's honors at the inaugural cf Venezuelan President Rómulo Gallegos. Last week, she lay at anchor off the Colombian coast, while her handsome senior officer, Vice Admiral Sir William Tennant, went inland to pay courtesy calls in Bogota. An urgent order flashed from Whitehall: proceed without delay to British Honduras. Taking Sir William aboard at historic Cartagena, the Sheffield raced northwest for Belize. Over from Jamaica, by a second order, steamed the 9,850-ton cruiser H.M.S. Devonshire with a...

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