IN THE AIR: Spell of Quiet

Londoners could scarcely believe their ears last week. For the second time in more than three months, the city was so quiet they could not sleep. Elsewhere through Britain the case was the same, except at steelmaking Sheffield where the Luftwaffe returned in force to follow up heavy night raids of the week before, and at Liverpool, which got three heavy doses at the week's end. By day, the only hostile activity was occasional swoops by lone marauders to machine-gun trains, busses, even schoolchildren on bicycles. Nazi air squadrons approaching the south coasts...

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