The Invasion: This is It

The world got the shock it had been waiting for. But to the U.S. the shock was cushioned by the dead of night; the news came in the hours when the soberest of men are drunken with sleep. Perhaps never was such big news heard by so few. When the nation woke up, the great fact was hours old.

Over the quiet American cities and the somnolent farms a bombers' moon shone through the cool June night. At 12:37 a.m. (E.W.T.) bells tinkled on the news tickers in newspaper and radio offices. FLASH:

GERMAN TRANS-OCEAN...