STRATEGY: As of November

Except for June, when the great French Army was routed in the field, World War II's second November was its most momentous month. For the first time both sides suffered terrible, perhaps decisive losses. The war definitely reached a bloody milestone. From November's disasters, either side might march to victory or ruin.

Britain was on the brink of admitting that, having stopped the Luftwafle by day, it could not cope with it by night. After Britain's industrial towns and ports had been individually, systematically smashed at night during three weeks of a new kind of mass air war, in Washington Ambassador...

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