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Anecdotes of WW" Part 2

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S G Robinson
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11 June 2005

This story was submitted to the People's War website by Sue Sutton on behalf of S G Robinson, the author and has been added to the site with his permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

The glow of a cigarette end can be seen from a mile in the pitch black moonless night of the western pacific and a match flare for 13 miles. This cost the US Navy a submarine. She was spotted by a sharp eyed Japanese Navy lookout and a destroyer sank the sub.

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