World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Faint Light

On the gloomy seascape where the U-boat rides, some faint illumination glimmered last week.

In spite of U.S. and British destroyers, sub-chasers, corvettes, far-ranging aircraft, of small private boats on patrol duty, of R.A.F. bombing of submarine plants in Germany, Axis torpedoes were still blowing in cargo bottoms of the United Nations; 337 sinkings had been acknowledged by the U.S. Navy since Jan. 14. Nevertheless, the U.S. was learning things.

The most important things learned were about the nature of the U-boats which the U.S. is now fighting. Examination of a captured submarine...

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