World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Strained to the Limits

The main British air effort over Europe last week was directed against that awesome new thing, German sea might.

With the German radio-detector station near Le Havre brilliantly eliminated (see p. 24), R.A.F. flyers reconnoitered and raided German sea bases again & again, in good weather and filthy. They found, photographed and bombed the Gneisenau at Kiel, the Scharnhorst at Wilhelmshaven.

The Prinz Eugen, a fast and tough 10,000-ton cruiser, had slipped out of Brest with the battleships. She could be a scourge to Atlantic convoys. Last week First Lord of the Admiralty A. V. Alexander announced that a 10,000-ton German...

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