World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: Not Dead Yet

The London Daily Telegraph announced that 8,000 acres of Berlin buildings had been devastated. Allied airmen smiled at this and similar exaggerations, were proud enough of the truth:

Of Berlin's 20,000 acres, 8,000 are "built-up" areas. When the R.A.F. obtained its latest (Dec. 21) complete set of reconnaissance photographs, the buildings on about 1,360 of these 8,000 acres had been destroyed by 9,000 tons of bombs in six major raids. Since then the R.A.F. has dropped another 5,000 tons. Exact results will be known only when smoke, weather, other factors enable reconnaissance pilots...

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