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As they did in Brussels before Waterloo, British officers danced late in London last week. In Berlin there was no dancing. Dancing is forbidden in Germany as a frivolity out of keeping with war. In Britain they danced to show their nerve—and because they could not sleep. Berliners looked at the wreckage of their homes, remembered that they had been told their city was impregnable, said nothing. Londoners shook their fists at the sky. As sirens wailed and fires burned, as the war of mutual destruction gained fury, stolid Germans and the...

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