World War: BATTLE OF GERMANY: Heavily Bombed Towns

The two R.A.F.s—Royal and Red—last week gave Germany a nervous time. The Royal A.F. launched its biggest raid of the war, in which, by day and night, a total of 850 planes ranged over Germany and German-held territory. The Red A.F., apparently operating from Baltic island bases, kept striking by night, in relatively small numbers but persistently. Between them they kept Berliners under cover five nights out of seven.

There were signs that the strain was beginning to tell. A German spokesman paid tribute to the "heroism" of German civilians, admitted that there were some "heavily bombed towns in western...

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