World War: Diffusion

Of the eight weeks of continuous bombing of London, last week was the lightest.

One whole night went by without a single bomb dropped. There were reasons for the lull. Autumn gales were at full whistle by last week, and some of the nights in Britain were too foul for planes to reach specific targets. The Nazis had preoccupations and preparations afoot elsewhere, and were perhaps diverting strength to other areas, such as Spain and the Balkans.

Hopeful Britons conjectured that the pace was beginning to tell, that the supplies of lubricating oil, explosives...

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