World War: BATTLE OF BRITAIN: Worrisome Lull

This week London marked a record three weeks in which not a bomb had been dropped on the hub of Empire. The whole country had been relatively spared during that time, and, as has always been the case, the respite worried the British more than steady raids.

What did the longest lull on record mean?

Those Britons who have not broken their habits of optimism liked to think that the R.A.F.'s high bag of night attackers may have caused the Germans to take pause. In May the British claimed 156 German night raiders, compared to 90 in April, 47 in March,...

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