World Battlefronts: A Capital Is Dying

The Germans last week were evacuating Berlin. Through the rubble-littered streets where gangs of workers dug in dusty ruins, past forlorn groups of people standing before bombed-out homes, drove radio propaganda cars, urging women and children to leave. The newspapers, on sale again in reduced format, gave the same bleak advice to all nonessential residents. Outside the city, in suburban recreation centers, thousands camped in tents or beneath the open sky, waiting for transport.

Berlin's Ministries and Government offices were leaving, too. This exodus reportedly began months ago, but it was far from complete when the R.A.F. began to strike in force....

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