This week hundreds of thousands of London children will see a wonder they have never seen before (or cannot remember seeing)—a lighted city. This week the lights will go on again in London. They will not all go on, yet—but the five years (1,843 nights) of total blackout will be over.

The buzz-bombs have stopped coming too. With gigantic strides the war was moving back where it came from—Europe. Britons were stirred, in different ways. An anonymous London Times poet wrote: "We thank thee, London, for thy constancy, There's not a heart today...

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