The fury of the Nazi air attack on Britain mounted last week. But the most ominous event caused no death and destruction: Germany suspended all non-military traffic, even the mails, in northwestern France and western Belgium and Holland, "sealed" those areas—just as she had done along her western border just before the terrible Whitsuntide Blitzkrieging into The Lowlands. Britons who had been waiting for "It" to begin, the dread Battle of Britain, had no longer to wait.

As usual, the pattern of what had been expected from the Germans failed to occur. Instead...

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