World Battlefronts: Dead Men Tell a Tale

Seamen, dead and alive, in lifeboats adrift from Bermuda to Halifax, told the U.S. last week that all was not well off the North American coastline. Near Bermuda a U.S. patrol plane pancaked on the ocean, rescued nine Britons whose tanker was sunk by a German U-boat off New York. A South American steamer spotted a lifeboat half-filled with water and dead sailors, but had to leave them when a periscope broke water near by. Off Nova Scotia, 20 men of the 48-man crew of a torpedoed tanker were picked up. Three semiconscious survivors...

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