§ 23. Sir Leonard Lyle
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of recent war developments, he will authorise some increase of publicity with regard to the progress of our campaign against German U-boats.
In spite of the safe passage of the invasion convoys and of many millions of tons of shipping across the oceans, it must not be overlooked that the enemy can still deploy against us an effective force of U-boats of improved design, armed with new weapons. We may yet have to face dangerous losses. It is our duty to deny the enemy any information which would assist him. 914 We must not forget the Japanese war and its many problems. Of course, we should like to tell the country the deathless tale of how our sailors and airmen beat the U-boat, but we must not throw needless burdens on the future.