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U-boats racked up taste for lamb

Recent correspondence about U-boats making landfall in the British Isles (Write Back, September 20/21) reminds me that they were renowned for surfacing on dark nights in secluded Cardigan Bay coves in order to purchase a sheep from a local farmer.

The Kriegsmarine developed a taste for Welsh lamb during the First World War and are reputed to have maintained the custom during the Second - or so I was told in my youth.

ROGER COLES

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