In Berlin acrid yellowish smoke billowed last week around the Hindenburg Palace in which visiting Benito Mussolini was to be a guest. Bombing planes chased by pursuit ships streaked across the sky, anti-aircraft guns chattered, the entire Wilhelmstrasse quarter of government buildings disappeared in the thick smoke of fake bombs, and subject to severe fines was any citizen of Berlin who did not dive like a rabbit into the bombproof shelter nearest him. Black streamers were plastered about liberally to indicate "DESTRUCTION" and afternoon papers spoke of the bombing fleet as "RED."...

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