GERMANY: Terror's Spawning

At high noon on May 10, 1940—the day Hitler's Panzer divisions began their drive toward France—from the cloudless sky over ancient Freiburg a thin drone insisted. The burghers were not alarmed. They glanced skyward, expecting to watch another Luftwaffe observation plane drift toward the French border ten miles to the west. Instead, they saw a formation of planes, sweeping in at great altitude from the north. Seconds later, the burghers and their women and children ran for cover, shrieking. Terror bombing of undefended cities on the western front had begun.

The next day the German nation read Freiburg's story in scare...

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