Sept 3, 1939, U-boats go on the prowl. Hours after war is declared, the German submarine U-30 sinks the British passenger liner Athenia. The relentless German naval campaign to cut off all Atlantic supply lines begins… From 1939 to 1941, nearly 6 milllion tons of shipping is lost. Hitler also sends armed ships disguised as merchant vessels to wreak havoc with Allied ships.. With Britian facing starvation, America dispatches armed escort groups and U-boat hunter-killer task forces….
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