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    The Destruction of Dresden.

    The Bombing of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony took place in the final months of the Second World War in the European Theatre. In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945, 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force helped commit this war crime.

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    Re: The Destruction of Dresden.

    Yet today they're coy about bombing selected targets in Syria.





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    Re: The Destruction of Dresden.

    This was total war, the modern day notion of war crimes arose from the second world war and the legal structures, international court of human rights, court of human rights and the like stem from that era. The US does not recognise the authority of the international court when it comes to it's own armed forces so for them to constantly bang on about such atrocities is a bit hypocritical ro say the least.

    WW2 was total all out war for survival and not to put too fine a point on it the Germans started terror bombing civilians first so tough **** don't start a war and then complain when people fight back. The german are in no position to protest about bombing attacks especially since they would have done the same thing had they had the capability. As it was the UK has the dubious distinction of being the first and si far only nation to suffer attack from ballistic missiles. There is little doubt Hitler would have used Nuclear weapons had he developed them first.

    The british get the blame for Dresden but the daylight raid by US bombers due to take place before the night attack was cancelled due to bad weather American forces attacked the next day which somehow gets overlooked.

    V2 rocket attacks on London during World War II - YouTube

    I doubt very much contemporaries had very much sympathy.

    There's no such thing as limited warfare no nation should go to war just because they are powerful enough they don't have to worry about being attacked. If it wasn't for the overwhelming superiority of western fire-power we would be keeping out of it. If it wasn't for oil we would be totally indifferent to what is going on. We turn a blind eye when it is an african or south american nation slaughtering their own people. Indeed the right dictator can buy arms as much as they want.

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    Re: The Destruction of Dresden.

    Excellent response gmc and without a single cuss word.

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    Re: The Destruction of Dresden.

    One could make a logical case that the bombing of a purely civilian target such as Dresden meets the definition of an act of terrorism, as did the bombing and U2 attacks on London.

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    Re: The Destruction of Dresden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    One could make a logical case that the bombing of a purely civilian target such as Dresden meets the definition of an act of terrorism, as did the bombing and U2 attacks on London.
    The U2 attacks on London were mostly a series of hit and miss with more misses than hits ... Dresden was saturation bombing ...

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    Re: The Destruction of Dresden.

    Quote Originally Posted by jones jones View Post
    The U2 attacks on London were mostly a series of hit and miss with more misses than hits ... Dresden was saturation bombing ...
    But the targets were purely civilian with an attempt to scare the general civilian population of the countries. That is the primary goal of terrorist attacks.

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    Re: The Destruction of Dresden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    But the targets were purely civilian with an attempt to scare the general civilian population of the countries. That is the primary goal of terrorist attacks.
    Somehow I doubt that the destruction of Dresden was in response to the U2 attacks on London.

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    Re: The Destruction of Dresden.

    Thought this thread needed a picture of Betty Grable
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: The Destruction of Dresden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Thought this thread needed a picture of Betty Grable
    That's out of order.

    Back to topic...

    Why Did Britain and US Bomb Dresden in 1945?

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