World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ITALY: Power & Purpose

BATTLE OF EUROPE

It might have been the herald of invasion. It might have been practice for invasion. Or it might have been a calculated blow at some Nazi threat to coming invaders—or to England. Nazi propagandists and London censors, alike interested in concealing the precise nature of any such threat, encouraged the report that the target was a concentration of cross-Channel rocket guns.

Whatever lay hidden on Pas-de-Calais, for five days and two nights the mightiest air force ever assembled thudded at the chosen targets.

Seemingly endless streams of U.S. and British medium bombers,...

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