International: Terrible Fact

Something in the universal ruin, the dead air, the deadened faces of Berlin gave visiting correspondents a feeling of doom beyond anything they had seen or felt in any of the other ruined cities of Europe. Wrote New York Timesman Drew Middleton after he returned to Paris:

"The city of Berlin, lying dead and unburied under the sunlight, is a somber reminder of what another war will mean to cities. . . . The end of Western urban civilization is no longer an empty phrase, but a terrible fact already within the grasp of mankind."

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