World Battlefronts: Hurribombings

The R.A.F. put on a full-dress, day-&night offensive last week which the British tried to persuade the world was 1) bigger than the Battle of Britain, 2) a second front against Hitler. It was neither — but it was pretty good, much better than anything the R.A.F. had ever dared before.

In numbers which correspondents computed by hundreds, the R.A.F. swept by day and swatted by night. Italy's faraway golden triangle — Turin, Milan, Genoa—was bombed nonstop from England. Augsburg in Bavaria, another distant target, was bombed daringly by day. The Ruhr got...

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