GREAT BRITAIN: Damnable Thing

From the start London knew the robot bomb for what it was—a new weapon of terrible power. It was never something to be shrugged off with British humor and contempt for the bloody Nazis. It was a weapon which struck again & again & again, 18 hours at a stretch. Even its sound-effects were potent: a throaty roar, then a sudden silence when the jet motor stopped and the bomb dived; then the blast. It kept thousands of Londoners in deep shelters. It drove other thousands to the country. It kept thousands, at...

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