World: March on the Robots

The robomb-launching coast lay ahead. As the British swung north from the Seine to the Somme, a general said to his men:

"For the first time in this war we are fighting to free our homes, our wives and our children from German attacks. Every yard we advance reduces the area from which he can launch his secret weapons. . . . Let us drive forward ruthlessly and relentlessly, taking as our motto, 'One more kilometer and one less bomb.' "

In the first 100 miles of the British-Canadian advance, 120 launching sites were overrun,...