World Battlefronts: Innocent Bystanders

One forenoon last week the Swiss burghers of Schaffhausen (pop. 21,118) came out into their market place, as they often have, to watch Allied bombers roar overhead on their way to bomb German border cities. Out of the overcast 30 U.S. Liberators appeared. But this time there was something different about them. The horrified Swiss saw that the bomb bays were open; suddenly a shower of incendiary and high-explosive bombs slanted down on the town.

Too late Schaffhausen's citizens rushed to bomb shelters. Thirty-five were killed, 52 wounded. The bomb shower struck the Jezler Silverware and International Watch factories, the...

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