World Battlefronts: Back to the Tube

An American, driving a famed British scientist homeward through the London blackout, asked about the quality of bombs the Germans are using in their renewed "little blitz."

"Really, I'm disappointed," said the explosives expert. "They are not nearly as good as they should be." But when the air-raid sirens began to wail at that moment, he ordered the car to stop, jumped into the safety of an underground station without pausing to say good night.

Last week the "little blitz" on England waned—at least temporarily. In one raid two Nazi planes were shot down, in another five of an estimated 100 (only a...

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