IN THE AIR: Daily Damage

Technically speaking, the Battle of Britain came to a pause last week. Some 300-400 enemy planes still flew over the Isles each day but they flew so high, dropped light bombs so vaguely, that long-suffering London felt relatively relaxed despite raid alarms as numerous as ever. A German report that the shiny black glass show-building of Lord Beaverbrook's Daily Express was shattered, proved false. But the historic Middle Temple, shrine of the British bar, with its great oak table said to have been given by the first Queen Elizabeth, was smashed up badly. Most other new damage was sprinkled...

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