World Battlefronts: London Still Takes It

London caught its longest air raid in many months, as German planes whisked over the city for an hour. The Nazis were using their new tactics, approaching at high altitude, dumping their bombs indiscriminately, then diving to build up maximum speed for the getaway. Bomb loads ran heavily to incendiaries, presumably to start many scattered fires, keep the air-raid wardens and firefighters on the run. London's thundering gun-and-rocket barrage shot down at least eight raiders out of an estimated 80. That same night, more than 1,000 R.A.F. bombers gave Berlin 2,800 tons.


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