World Battlefronts: U-boat Morale

From peppery little Vice Admiral Percy W. Nelles (rhymes with Hellas), senior Canadian naval officer in Britain, came a prediction last week that Germany's final gamble to turn the tide of war would take the form of a massive submarine campaign.

Like many another Allied expert, Percy Nelles apparently was convinced that, despite the recent success of antisub measures in the Atlantic, the morale of the German crewmen in the dangerous, uncomfortable undersea service is showing no sign of cracking.

Since early in the war Nazi leaders have spared no effort to keep that...

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