IN THE AIR: Punches Held

The slow hum of Zeppelins at night was World War I's high horror note for civilians of Britain and France.* This war's note was so confidently expected to be the shattering bellow of dive-bombers that congested areas of France and England were evacuated before war was declared. Through last week, no such note was heard except for a non-bombing visit toward Paris by a few Nazi reconnaissance ships, who retreated as soon as spotted, and a jittery performance near Britain's big Thames-mouth base at Chatham.

Although the British censor passed several conflicting reports...

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