1. Appendix C shows the growth of the established strength of Coastal Command from 1st September 1939 to 1st July 1943. 2. See Vol. I, Chapter III. 3. See pp. 149-161. 4. See Map 39 (opp. p. 369). 5. See Vol. I, p. 461. 6. See Vol. I, pp. 360-361. 7. Speech to the House of Commons on the war situation, 11th February 1943. 8. See Vol. I, p. 338. 9. See Appendix K. 10. The Prime Minister was presumably here referring to the Battle of the Atlantic Committee which he had formed in March 1941 to deal with all aspects of the struggle (see Vol. I, p. 364), as distinct from the Cabinet Anti-U-boat Committee now created. 11. By 1st November 1942, the Germans had actually lost from all causes 135 U-boats and the Italians 53. The number of operational U-boats was then about 200, but a further 170 were undergoing trials or training crews. The Admiralty's estimate of the current rate of production was correct. 12. See Map 20 (opp. p. 205). 13. See Vol. I, p. 358 regarding the introduction of these searchlight-fitted aircraft. 14. See Chapter XIV.
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