ARMED FORCES: A Dim Religious World

The Battle of the Atlantic was not waged solely by German U-boats and Allied sub-hunters. During the desperate winter of 1942-43, when Nazi wolf packs were sinking as much as 700,000 tons of shipping a month, the U.S. Navy and the Army Air Forces were locked in their own flaming battle. Poking up the dying embers this week, ex-Secretary of War Henry Stimson devoted the second installment of his memoirs in the Ladies' Home Journal to his own frankly partisan version of this feud.

"It was the conviction of the Navy," wrote Stimson, "that escort was not merely one way of...

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