Like Job, the British people had been "made to possess many months of misery." They had suffered sorely and patiently until it seemed that Satan must surely run out of afflictions with which to smite them. But last week came more blows.

Gales boiled over the British Isles, at hurricane force in many areas. Fallen trees blocked many main roads. Bomb ruins crashed into bomb-weakened houses, and rescue squads went to work as they had in the nights of the blitz. At Shrewsbury a gust snatched a man and carried him to death in the Severn River....

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