15 March 2009

Reports of her Demise are Greatly Exaggerated

Asked to comment on the reported torpedoing of the Queen Mary by German u-boats, the War Department on this day in 1942 declared from Washington, D.C., "We know nothing about it."

Announcing the sinking months earlier, Berlin radio had elicited gleeful laughter from the troops onboard. 

Canberra Times

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