WESTERN THEATRE: Defense of France

Royal Air Force bombers paid a visit to Nazi Rotterdam one dawn last week. Just to make sure Germany would have fuel trouble in mounting her invasion of Britain, they rebombed the oil storage tanks along the Maas, reported "a great explosion ... lit up the adjoining docks and waterways. Flames rose several hundred feet. ... It is believed they are now totally destroyed."

But German words and acts last week and this week pointed to the heart of France, rather than Britain, as the Nazi juggernaut's next immediate destination. High-flying waves of...

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