AT SEA: In-Fighting

Only three vessels were torpedoed by Nazi submarines last week. Yet the toll of merchant tonnage and civilian lives taken at sea by Germany was the greatest for any week of the war to date. Twenty-one ships totalling 93,300 tons of Allied and neutral shipping went to the bottom. More than 200 persons were killed, some 100 of them in one sinking which rivaled the Athenia as the war's foremost "atrocity."

Early in this tragic eleventh week of World War II, the furtive nature of the new German offensive was suspected: mines laid...

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