World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: Block-Busters on Genoa

As if to point up the offensive plans of the Allies in the Mediterranean theater, British bombers last week took the high road to Italy over the Alps, blasted the great port of Genoa with many two-ton bombs. They made the 1,400-mile round trip on two successive nights, left 27 acres of the dock area, large parts of the industrial and business sections in flaming ruins. The Air Ministry termed the attacks "Genoa's heaviest of this war."

The raid was the sixth "in force" on northern Italy since Oct. 22 (TIME, Nov. 2). The British lost 18 planes in all...

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