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By Angus Konstam

Ahead of the period of significant pirates within the early 18th century, there has been an excellent extra bloodthirsty part of assaults within the Caribbean referred to as the 'Buccaneering Era'. For over 50 years, English, French and Dutch buccaneers introduced a sequence of devastating assaults on Spanish cities, ports and delivery. recognized buccaneers equivalent to Captain Henry Morgan conducted their raids lower than the safety of the English crown, and in 1692, the French even used buccaneers to assist its military catch the nice Spanish urban of Cartagena! Elite sixty seven, sixty nine and seventy four also are on hand in one quantity specified version as ‘Pirates’.

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Being left when the fleet was away with only five trawlers, of which two were resting and one refitting, he should nave endeavored to supplement this force by using some of the civil drifters and trawlers which were in the harbor, taking them over and manning them with naval ratings of which he had plenty in the Iron Duke and ashore. The concurrence of the commander in chief, who was often away with the fleet, in no way justified him in being content with possessing only two patrolling craft on duty, and with having in consequence left the which he was daily known gap at Kirk Sound, for which a blockship was daily expected, utterly unguarded.

M. ships eastern entrances, including the and the vigorous prosecution of the war. They are not THE U-BOAT WARS 32 necessarily covered by general or formal approval from higher authorities. These authorities are involved, but their subordinates are not excused, unless the issue has been directly or specifically raised, and they are over- ruled. That memorandum v^ould most certainly have ended Ad- miral French's career had the fleet. But it it been circulated w^as so apparent that everyone memorandum was fault that the through concerned was at officially never distributed.

THE U-BOAT WARS 12 who did not seem to understand were unleashed he could win the war for the stupidity of his superiors that if his U-boats Germany. But instead venomous of relenting, the Fuehrer had in his attitude to the U-boat force. grown more The crew of Lemp's U-boat had been broken up, the commander disavowed by Hitler himself, and the gentlemanly conduct or the promises of it by the German navy reaffirmed in toasts and speeches in the embassies of Berlin. Admiral Doenitz, fretting in his cabin aboard the Wechsel, concluded that only a master — — military stroke against an undeniable naval target could rescue how was this to be done?

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