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Berlin Diary: 27 November 1940|
From William L. Shirer, news correspondent stationed in
Germany, in his book, "Berlin Diary".
BERLIN 27 NOVEMBER, 1940
"..... But I shall depart this city on December 5,
anyway. Many stories about increasing sabotage in Holland. The
Germans are furious at the number of their men, in both the army
and police, who are being shoved into the numerous Dutch canals
on these dark nights and drowned. X tells me a funny one. He
says the British intelligence in Holland is working fine. Both
sides in this war have built a number of dummy airdromes and
strewn them with wooden planes. X says the Germans recently completed
a very large one near Amsterdam. They lined up more than a hundred
dummy planes made of wood on the field and waited for the British
to come over and bomb them. Next morning the British did come.
They let loose with a lot of bombs. The bombs were made of wood.
hi DB,interesting posts, i will have to see if this book is in my local library. OTOH, if you continue to post thoughtful items like this on this forum... folks may think that we are not a bunch of stoners, but poseurs.happy motoring,WD
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