London has seen it this bad only once since the Great Fire of 1666—month ago when the first great incendiary raid burned out blocks of the City, made night day and framed the dome of historic St. Paul's in a thick drapery of acrid smoke. Since then London has learned how to deal with the blazeblitz. The secret is to douse each bomb within a minute or two. The entire male civilian population between 16 and 60 has been conscripted for fire fighting. When the incendiaries fall, crackling into blue and rose-colored flares, crowds of householders in all stages of undress...

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