Foreign News: War Comes Home

One midnight last week three German planes were spotted skimming low off England's southeast coast. Soon antiaircraft guns began to bark up & down the shore. A heavy Heinkel bomber, her belly freighted with mines, was squarely hit.

Afire, one of her twin 1,150-h.p. motors out of action, her altitude ebbing, the crippled raider wobbled in over the waterfront at Clacton-on-Sea, an Essex shore resort (pop. 17,000) about 50 miles from London. When they heard her circling for a flat spot to alight, excited Clactonians forgot blackout rules, turned out to watch. Clacton firemen, ambulance drivers, air-raid workers, long rehearsed, were...

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