The War Illustrated No 6 Vol 1 October 21st 1939

October 21s/, 1939 The War Illustrated%. 163 High-Explosive Bombs Do Their Fell Work These w o remarkable photographs show a Polish goods train that has been attacked from the air by Nazi bombers. High -explosive bombs weighing 520 lb. were used and the two huge craters and the twisted rails testify to their power. It was in this way that the Nazis attacked trains carrying Polish refugee women and children away from the battle zone. Photos, Mondial*], Reports from Budapest on September 28 stated that more than 3,000 persons, most of them women and children, had been killed in the previous twenty-four hours, and 500 fires were in progress. In one o f the last communiques issued by the Warsaw Defence Command it was announced that fire had destroyed the food centres, and the lack o f food was being cruelly felt. The number o f wounded was then 16,000 soldiers and 20,000 civilians, but it was impossible to establish the exact number o f dead and wounded owing to the bombardment and complete destruction o f several o f the hospitals. “On a num’ber o f occasions,” the com­munique went on, “the wounded have had to be moved from one place to another. The conditions o f hygiene are worsening daily and there is &n imminent threat o f epidemics.” Nevertheless, “in spite o f so many misfortunes, the moral strength o f the ¦population remains unshakable. The soldiers defending the capital remain dog­gedly at their posts. They have shown themselves superior to the enemy wherever they have not been crushed by the superiority o f technical means o f fighting.”
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