Skip to comments.Dresden deserves to be remembered
Posted on 02/13/2013 9:04:00 AM PST by Kid Shelleen
It's the 68th anniversary of the Dresden bombing. In Britain, we don't think about it as much as, perhaps, we should. The bare facts. More than 1,200 RAF and USAAF bombers attacked the city between the 13th and 15th of February 1945, in four raids. They dropped 3,900 tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs, killing between 22,000 and 25,000 people, almost all civilians. The city's anti-aircraft defences had all been moved to defend the industrial works of the Ruhr valley. The details are chilling.
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LOL. I was thinking the very same thing.
War isn't what it used to be. War wasn't fought the way it is now. People today expect that only combatants will be killed. Civilian casualties are seen as media fodder.
Back then, it was the duty of a responsible citizenry to stand up against the idea of war, because it meant that any one of them could die by the enemy's gun. Today, "leaders" declare unilateral action against an enemy and expect everyone to get behind them.
Worked at what? Hampering the war effort by killing civilians and refugees? Not likely. In fact, you can make a decent argument that the fewer refugees around the easier it was for the Wehrmacht to operate.
But long after the fact moral denunciations give me a pain. Which is why I thought the Demanjuk persecution was so over the top.
It’s called “War”.
One sides loses, the other side wins.
Two guys who witnessed it as young men and both of them thought of it as unecessary and inordinately brutal. The Brits knew that, not that it changed anybody's mind ~ after action surveys in bombed over civilian districts found that it simply strengthened their resolve to resist.
Now, tell me what part worked
I remember it was a city that sat on the thumbs while its leader took its country to hell just like we are today.
This “remembrance” is being forced mostly due to the neo-Nazis marching in that city and lying about the death toll (saying that up to 240,000 or more died).
It was total war. And effective. Any sympathy I have is always tempered by the box cars full of Jews bound for Osweicum(sp?). A lot of civilians knew what was going on but did nothing..
A war crime that should have been prosecuted and everyone involved executed by firing squad.
Killing civilians: the elderly, women and children was an act of evil. God wasn’t pleased with the firebombing of innocents!
Funny how it was the last war America actually won.
I’m not real concerned with what the folks with retreating genitalia think.
Yes, I so well remember reading about how all those Luftwaffe bomber pilots had to expose themselves to additional risks in the sky above London in order to avoid hitting any civilian dwellings or bomb shelters back in 1940.
This is sarcasm most extreme.
These innocents weren’t responsible for the killing.
Besides, if you read your history you’ll find that the Brits bombed German cities first.
The senseless murder of the Jews was an act that was so shrouded in secrecy that the populace had no idea what was going on.
Part of the reason for this whining over the last decade or so is that the writers have never been in a situation that could be considered “Total War”.
May God continue to protect us from Total War. Amen.
How many wars has Germany started since?
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