Bottoms for Britain

Next best to actual news that the German Navy had been driven out of the North Atlantic was the news that Chairman Emory Scott Land of the U.S. Maritime Commission announced last week. The salty, profane Admiral did not promise in so many words that the U.S. would win the Battle of the Atlantic, but his announcement made that outcome a reasonable certainty: by next year at this time the U.S. will be turning out merchant ships as fast as the Germans are now sinking them; in the whole of 1942 the U.S. will turn out 6,046,000 tons of...

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