INTERNATIONAL: Destruction, Unlimited?

Will the Germans, retreating to the Reich, do their best to leave the lost cities of Europe in utter ruin?

They did not wreck Naples. They did not wreck Rome. The fear that extremist Nazis intend to ravage the rest of Europe has been carefully cultivated by German terror propaganda. But the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche, in the past no sucker for German propaganda, reported that such plans did exist. The paper's informants said that the catacombs and sewers of Paris were "stuffed with dynamite," that Warsaw, Prague, other cities were to be laid waste if the plans were carried...

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