World: When?

Never had the invasion of Europe from the West seemed so clearly imminent.

Berlin had a profound case of jitters, fished frantically for information with broadcasts and rumors planted in neutral countries: the attack would come "any minute, anywhere"; the Atlantic Wall forces were in the "highest state of alert"; Allied invasion craft were assembling; Allied troops were pouring toward English ports.

In Britain, fairly groaning from the vast weight of men, machines and materials piled up for D-day,* there was tension. But there was also silence, behind a wall of new security regulations...

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