World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Brightest Report

Transatlantic Commuter Winston Churchill and Sea Dog Franklin Roosevelt (see p. 77) pored over U.S., British and Canadian reports on the progress of the anti-U-boat war and emerged with the most optimistic statement on same since World War II began:

> "July [was] probably our most successful month, because the imports [at Allied bases] have been high, shipping losses moderate, U-boat sinkings heavy.

> "Our offensive operations against Axis submarines continue to progress most favorably in all areas. . . . During May, June and July we have sunk at sea a total of over 90 U-boats.

> "In the...

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