Books: Sub Sighted, Sank Same

THE ATLANTIC BATTLE WON (399 pp.)—Samuel Eliot Morison—Atlantic-Little, Brown ($6).

In May 1945 the German U-boats steamed back from the Atlantic flying the black flags of surrender. In all, 181 U-boats gave up, and another 217 were destroyed by their crews. During the course of the Atlantic war, 699 more had been sunk by the Allies, and another 82 had been lost through accidents of war. They had been Hitler's best bet to keep the U.S. from sending effective help to Europe, and for a time in 1942 and 1943 it had looked as though the bet would pay off. Together...

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