reply to post by Freedom_is_Slavery
What a pity you had to resort to using incomprehensible ramblings, otherwise this former airman would have been able to understand your
The fact is Sir, that I am a former Londoner who'se playground was the shattered remains of back to back and end to end terraced housing that Nazi
Germany tried to erase from the face of the earth, once they had lost the Battle of Britain.
This Sir was called The Blitz and not content to try and destroy London and the will of Londoners, Hitler and his very fat Luftwaffe General Hermann
Goering decided to export their terror raids to Brimingham, Coventry, Bristol, Portsmouth and other cities, targetting civilian workers (mainly women)
and the list is endless.
In London alone between 8th September and 12th November 1940, despite a bried respite of 10 days, 16.000 Londoners (mostly Eastenders) lost their
lives, but the total number of British casualties were about 60,000 with a further 46,000 injured together with a total loss of 1M dwellings. The V1
and V2 raids cost (roughly) a further 8,000 casualties.
The Blitz against Coventry when Kampfgeschwader 100
bombed the Spitfire factories and worker's homes, could have become the firestorms later
visited on German cities and industries but, because of the size of the German bombs, the firestorm failed to materialise.
When the expected firestorm failed to happen, the Luftwaffe changed tactics and waves of bombers armed with incendaries followed by waves of bombers
armed with high explosive, blitzed Coventry in an effort to shatter the aero industries.
The same thing happened in Bristol, Birmingham and even Belfast thenm Liverpool were bombed in this fashion.
I was not seeking to glorify the attacks on Dresden, but I can say in all honesty that this was valid military targets and although many people do not
know it, Dresden was the important railhead where German troops were sent to fight the advancing Russians from.
Dresden also had light arms industry manufacturing amongst others things, telescopic bomb sights, fuses and military radios as well as being one of
the premier ammunition manufacturies.
Far from being an innocent civilians, they were a valid military target. Thus both the RAF and USAF bombed it day and night.