World Battlefronts: New Frightfulness?

Heavy air blows on the "rocket-gun coast" made Nazi threats of retaliation seem very real.

Retaliation with What? The popular story—and the only specific one passed by London censors—was that the Nazis had a nest of long-range rocket guns emplaced near Calais. German propagandists had been sedulously plugging the story, last week let out a picture of the gun in action. But responsible sources in London had heard the story from non-German informants, and British authorities were in no mood to laugh it off (TIME, Nov. 15).

Guesses at the rocket's length ran...

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