IN THE AIR: Raid on Sylt

IN THE AIR Raid on Sylt

Niels Schmidt, an innkeeper on the tiny Danish island of Romb, mile and a half north of the long German sandspit called Sylt which Adolf Hitler set apart in 1933 as a "bird sanctuary," knew something remarkable was going to happen one night last week when, at 8:15 p.m., two big airplanes came diving down over him through the low-lying clouds "with crazy speed." They were headed for List, the settlement in Sylt's northern tip, whence (as all Danes know) most birds and all fishermen long since moved out to make...

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