BATTLE OF EUROPE: Test in the West

Allied airmen in Britain gave a perfect and prophetic demonstration of their power. Heavy night bombers, heavy day bombers, night-&-day medium bombers, long-and short-range fighters struck as a single weapon with a single purpose—the invasion of Western Europe.

Only one thing was lacking: actual invasion. Motor torpedo boats snarled along the Channel coasts of France and the Lowlands. A convoy of warships and troop ships appeared in mid-Channel, where German reconnaissance was sure to see them. The Germans saw, too clearly. Judging this display for what it was—a climax to extensive invasion...

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