EASTERN THEATRE: Deutschland über Warsaw

In the nostrils of the dauntless Mayor of Warsaw, "Stefan the Stubborn" Starzynski, as all Poles were calling him, stank last week the corpses of men and horses rotting in almost every street of Europe's fifth largest capital. More than 500 separate fires were blazing in Warsaw, covering the city with a choking lid of smoke and flame. The reservoirs were blasted and dry, the power plants smashed, and Nazi bombers, after destroying the Jewish Home for Crippled Children, had methodically blown to bloody smithereens all Warsaw hospitals, crammed with wounded.

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