AT SEA: Blockade Moves West

The war at sea, which for seven months eclipsed the war on land, was obscured but by no means suspended by last week's maelstrom in Belgium and France (see p. 23). Two major moves were made almost in lock step:

1) The German Navy set up northern headquarters in Oslo and Grand Admiral Erich Raeder there visited Admiral Hermann Boehm, commander of the Nazis Norse naval district.

2) Great Britain discontinued its contraband control bases at Weymouth in the south and The Downs on the southeast English coast, removed all but a skeleton staff from the control base at Kirkwall in...

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