Compressed Winter

"Radio National," a German station which pretends to broadcast from within Britain, cooled the air waves last week with a tall story of a new Nazi secret weapon, this time a projectile loaded with a chemical which freezes everything within 500 yards by a temperature of 332° below zero Fahrenheit. The effect modestly claimed for the gadget: "To kill every living creature within range, and make steel and concrete structures so brittle they collapse at a touch."

The broadcast added that recent trials of the weapon had mystified the British by suddenly causing large icebergs to appear in the Channel. British...

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