World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Shells at Aruba

One night this week Associated Press Photographer Herbert White was sound asleep on the little Dutch island of Aruba, just off the Venezuelan Coast. At 1:30 a.m. an explosion bowled him out of bed. Photographer White's routine assignment, covering a routine inspection trip by the U.S. Army's Lieut. General Frank Andrews, had turned into an eyewitness view of the first Axis shells to land on the soil of the Americas.

A mile offshore a submarine lay on the surface, pouring shells at the island. Already two tankers in the harbor were on fire; flaming oil spread over the water. Said Photographer...

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