World Battlefronts: Rising Wind

Germany was taking it. The greatest air offensive in military history hammered day & night at her factories, her transportation system and the morale of her people. It had not yet reached the fury of a systematic 1,000-planes-a-night push against her 31 key cities (TIME, Sept. 7). Yet Germany was suffering vaster and more continuous blows than Britain took in the blitz of 1940's autumn, and she was taking them from instruments vastly improved in destructive power.

She might be able to ride out the storm until she could spare planes from the...

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