World Battlefronts: Mishap in London

The German raid on London in retaliation for that on Berlin (see col. 1) was routine. Only a few planes got through. A tethered barrage balloon was shot down, another was shot free by British antiaircraft. There were very few casualties from bombing. But, on the night of the raid, 178 people died in an accident more gruesome than any of its kind since the Chungking dugout panic, when 461 were suffocated or crushed to death. This is what happened in London:

A woman waited in line to be let into the air-raid shelter. She had a...

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