World War: Conquering Heroes

Into the estuary of the Rio de la Plata last week plowed the British light cruisers Ajax and Achilles. Ajax, steaming slowly past the still visible hulk of the scuttled Admiral Graf Spee, turned into Uruguay's port of Montevideo. Achilles went on up the estuary to Buenos Aires on the Argentine side. Each cruiser explained she came only to make a 48-hour courtesy call, give her crew shore leave, take on supplies and repair wear & tear sustained during many weeks at sea, not battle damage. Uruguay and Argentina each welcomed its visitor, though...

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