World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF GERMANY: Brightness Falls From the Air

The weather was finally fine enough to give Germany a look at the fiery face of the future. From British fields the mightiest air armada man had ever seen thundered across the channel, swept through German anti-aircraft defenses. Over Cologne (pop. 768,000), fifth largest city of the Reich, they dropped a trainload of bombs.

What airmen saw as the flames leaped up from the bosom of the city, what shaken Germans felt on the ground, was a new epoch in warfare. The awful power of independent air might had failed for the German because he tried it with too little on...

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