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What did Hitler’s February 1940 orders allow U-boat captains to do?
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Torpedo without warning any ship that was under British control. The policy was already in effect, as was made evident by the sinking of Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, and Swedish ships in the days that preceded the order. Danish newspapers protested loudly at the sinking of one of their ships, the 5177, by a U-boat.