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July 6, 1946


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Post Warden, C 23 Putney.

JAMA. 1946;131(10):857. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870270057022

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To the Editor:—  As a scientist who was living in London from the sounding of the first siren just before the declaration of war on Sept. 3, 1939 till the thunderous echoes of the last rocket died away in April 1945, and who was also an air raid warden during all spare time, perhaps I may be allowed to make a few comments relative to your editorial of March 9.Comparison between the German attacks on London and the Allied attacks on Germany is difficult, as the two were essentially different both in kind and as to the time at which they occurred.At the commencement of the war the idea of air attack, and indeed of all warfare, was terrible to a world used to peace and safety. Czechoslovakia surrendered on the threat of air attack by one hundred bombers and the Netherlands after such an attack, and the

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