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3 captured U-boats are not anything, in comparison to the lack of a ship like that. ’ ‘First there has been that plane service, and now this: we don’t appear to be having a very simple time of it. ’ ‘. . . a disgrace. All these males death for not anything, like that. we would in addition make peace and be performed with it. ’ ‘. . . so I stated, and that i say it back now, after they admit one defeat, you don’t know the way many defeats they’re hiding from us. Them papers in simple terms say what they’re instructed. ’ ‘. . . we frankly can’t have the funds for it. a ship like that charges greater than ten German U-boats; we easily can’t come up with the money for it. ’ ‘Terrible factor. negative. We easily aren’t giving them our greatest. If we needed to, lets ruin them to bits in mins. There’s anything incorrect with the association on the best. ’ whereas the British humans have been coming to phrases with the ship’s loss, Prien was once in a position to get away undetected again to Germany. There he bought a hero’s welcome and the Knight’s pass from Hitler. 4 days after his make the most, Prien and his staff have been paraded prior to the overseas press corps in Berlin. William Shirer used to be current whilst ‘Captain Prien, commander of the submarine, got here tripping into our afternoon press convention on the Propaganda Ministry this afternoon, via his workforce – boys of eighteen, nineteen, twenty. Prien is thirty, clean-cut, cocky, a fanatical Nazi, and clearly able. brought via Hitler’s press leader, Dr Dietrich, who saved cursing the English and calling Churchill a liar, Prien advised us little of ways he did it. He acknowledged he had no difficulty getting prior the growth holding the bay. I obtained the effect, even though he acknowledged not anything to justify it, that he should have a British craft, probably a mine-sweeper, into the bottom. British negligence should have been whatever excellent. ’ A view shared by means of Albert Hird within the day-by-day show newsroom, who jotted in his diary an analogous day, ‘There is a satan of a row on the Admiralty approximately it. whereas all compliment is given to the submarine workforce the sensation is that it ought by no means to have occurred. No U-boat bought during the barrier in Jellicoe’s time even supposing he hadn’t assistance from the so-called terrific submarine detecting equipment. ’ while of his colleagues concept that somebody will be shot ‘over this job’, Hirst was once scornful. ‘I disagreed with them to the level of claiming that whoever used to be dependable could most likely be promoted to the home of Lords . . . ’ whereas the debate over the sinking of the Royal Oak nonetheless persevered in Britain, awareness there and during the global now focused on one other vessel. This was once the yankee freighter urban of Flint, which less than the command of Captain James H. Gainard, had helped to rescue survivors of the SS Athenia at the first day of the warfare. crusing from ny to Britain on three October, town of Flint used to be stopped six days later via the German pocket battleship Deutschland, which placed a seriously armed prize staff below Lieutenant Hans Hussbach on board. Hussbach informed Captain Gainard and his group, ‘We are continuing as a prize to Germany.