BATTLE OF BRITAIN: Coventrizing

Moonlight and roses were Britain's lot last week. The roses were burning industrial cities; the moonlight a pallid, accursed illumination for bearers of death and destruction. Last fortnight's blasting of Coventry was followed last week by the "coventrizing" of Birmingham and by other blastings at Liverpool, Bristol, Southampton. Coventry's known victims rose to 422 when a mass burial of 172 unidentifiable corpses in a common grave (see cut) was followed three days later by a second mass burial of 250.

Having failed to knock out the R. A. F., or to terrorize London...

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