World Battlefronts, THE ENCMY: Threat of Vengeance


Informed Britons believed last week that the Nazis may have a long-range rocket gun, aimed generally at England, particularly at London and British morale.

Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels threatened a "terrible reply from Germany" to Allied air raids, said that fear of German retaliation "hangs like a nightmare over the British masses." The British masses, long accustomed to secret-weapon bogies, smiled tolerantly when London papers put his outcry on Page One. Labor's Daily Herald and Beaver-brook's Sunday Express condescendingly mentioned the report as pure propaganda.

But Britons heard that intelligence...

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