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AT STATION  S.D. OR U.S.S. BY Radio DATE 30-Sept-18  TIME 1018pm

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     WAR WARNING:- Begins

          Enemy submarines may be encountered between latitudes Cape Race1 and Cape Hatteras.2

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Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The message is on a printed form; the editors have omitted many of the boxes at the bottom of the form that are identical to those at the top of the form. Stamped below close: “COPY TO BRIGADE AND KWASIND.” Also handwritten after text of message: “File/3116.”

Footnote 1: Cape Race is located at the southeastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada.

Footnote 2: A British freighter had been attacked by U-155 at latitude 40° 51' north and longitude 66° 40' west. Clarke, When U-Boats Came to America, 270. Another U-boat, U-152, which was en route to American waters, attacked the American cargo ship Ticonderoga on 29 September at latitude 43° 05' north, and longitude 38° 43' west. Ibid., 278.

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