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    Air Marshal Harris, Commander-in-Chief Bomber Command - 'Bomber Harris' - tells what is in store for Germany in near future

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    SLATE INFORMATION: 1000 a Night Only the Start

    Various shots of British bomber aircraft - Stirlings - being loaded with bombs at airfield and taking off
    AIR TO AIR shots of bomber aircraft in flight
    Rear guuner turret at back of aircraft as in flight

    Air Marshal Harris (Commander-in-Chief Bomber Command - 'Bomber Harris') seated at desk reading statement to camera SOT
    - The Nazis entered this war under the childish illusion that they were going to bomb everybody else and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places they put their hun fury into operation. They sowed the wind and now they are going to reap the whirlwind. Cologne, Lubeck, Rostock, they were only just the beginning

    - We cannot send a thousand bombers a time over Germany every time as yet, but the time will come when we can do so

    - Let the Nazis take good note of the Western Horizon, there they will see a cloud as yet no bigger than a man's hand. But behind that cloud lies a whole massive power of the United States of America. When the storm bursts over Germany they will look back to the days of Lubeck and Rostock and Cologne, as a man caught in the blasts of the Hurricane will look back to the gentle zephyrs of last summer. It may take a year it may take two, but for the Nazis, the writing is on the wall, let them look out for themselves. The cure is in their own hands, there are a lot of people who say that bombing can never win a war. Well, my answer to that is that is has never been tried yet and we shall see

    - Germany clinging more and more desperately to her widespread conquests and even seeking foolishly for more, will make a most interesting initial experiment. Japan will provide the confirmation. But the time is not yet. There is a great deal of work to be done first and let us all get down to it

    Harris with glasses and takes them off

    Personalities - Armed Forces, Airforce - Active, Commander in Chief, Sir Arthur Travers 'Bomber' Harris (1892-1984)
    Background: Air Marshal Harris, Commander-in-Chief Bomber Command - 'Bomber Harris' - tells what is in store for Germany in near future

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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