World Battlefronts: The Vision of Sir Arthur

Nothing is so rare in June as a perfect long-range bombing night. That is one reason—though there are others—why Germany suffered only two 1,000-plane raids last month, why some nights were raid-free, why in Britain last week there was a rumble of discontent that the raid tempo had so slackened that it could by no means relieve pressure on the Red Army.

At 53° north, the latitude of Hamburg, Bremen and other north German targets, June nights provide the shortest hours of protective darkness, the fewest nights when cloud conditions are suitable (i.e., neither...

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