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Grimmest Period - Battle of the Atlantic

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The Battle of the Atlantic reached its climax in March 1943; in that month the U-boats sent 108 Allied ships--569,000 tonnes of vital shipping--to the bottom. These figures were lower than in November 1942, but what was so disturbing was that 85 of the ships lost had been in convoy or straggling and most had been sunk in the North Atlantic. The only glimmer of hope lay in the success of the air and naval escorts in exacting a toll of 16 U-boats.

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