Ter herinnering aan het laffe bombardement op Dresden, wat geen enkel doel meer diende dan wraak.


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Aangeleverd door: M.Sulter

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The first hint I got that WWII was not all about the “good guys” winning was when I was in High School — I was in the ROTC — when I picked up a book in the drug store called “The Night Hamburg Died” — it sickened me — as horror movies today sicken young people — but this was real and it was the good guys who did it. Yes, Dresden was not the only city firebombed — and then there was Japan — the firebombing of many cities, especially Tokyo. In Japan two cities spared from firebombings come to mind — Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Here is a list of the biggest US/UK firebombing death tolls TOKYO 100,000+ ; HAMBURG — 42,000 KILLED ; DRESDEN — 25,000 KILLED; BERLIN 20,000 TO 50,000 KILLED; SWINOUJSCIE 23,000 (POLISH TOWN WHERE THE U.S. BOMBED GERMAN CIVILIAN REFUGEES ESCAPING FROM THE ADVANCE OF THE RUSSIANS AS THE GERMANS MEN FOUGHT A REARGUARD HOPING TO GIVE THESE CIVILIANS A CHANCE TO ESCAPE — MARCH 12 1945 — INCIDENTALLY THE LARGEST SINGLE SHIP SINKING DEATH TOLL WAS ACCOMPLISHED WHEN RUSSIANS SANK A REFUGEE SHIP HEADED FOR GERMANY ; NEXT COMES PFORZHEIM BOMBED BY THE RAF (THE BLOODY BRITISH) BECAUSE PFORZHEIM WAS A CENTER OF GERMAN (NOT JEWISH) JEWLERY AND WATCH MAKING WHICH, IT WAS REASONED — INmARCH OF 1945) COULD BE USED TO MAKE PRECISION GERMAN WEAPONS THAT MIGHT KILL BRITISH SOLDIERS — 21,000 KILLED IN PFORZHEIM Feb 23 incendiary attack in 22 minutes destroyed 83 percent of the towns built up area; DARMSTADT 12,300 KILLED, KASSAL IN HESSE, 10,000 KILLED; OSAKA JAPAN 10,000 KILLED
THE BRITISH AND THE AMERICAN’S DIDN’T HAVE WHITE PHOSPHORUS ROCKETS TO USE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN BUT IN THEIR HUMBLE WAY THEY MANAGED TO GET THE JOB DONE. First the bloody British with their Lancasters on the night of February 14th and 15th over Dresden, a civilian and refugee holding city, “Florence of the Elbe,” dropping their jolly mix of incendiary bombs and explosive bombs to break up the buildings so they would burn faster and hotter — to extend intensity to be sure to kill people in the streets or in sewers or open fields in the city. Good show, eh what? Highly combustible magnesium, phosphorus and napalm (jellied petroleum) were prepared for Dresden — a total of 1,478 tons of high explosive and 1,182 tons of incendiary bombs dropped by the British alone. And they did this in already-defeated Germany. The British flew in two waves — one raid not enough they rushed back to have another go. Then came the Americans — even though at home Americans were being told that the B-17s they were making only did precision targeting with the wonderful and infallible “Nordon bombsite” — which was always the items sought German and Japanese spies in dozens of Hollywood propaganda movies shown to the folks at home. BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT 316 B-17 Flying Fortresses incendiaries and bombs in the same mix as the British. The British, at night and the Americans by day — so they could keep up the pretense that their were doing precision bombing — but in fact targeting an entire city for massive depopulation, achieving a self-sustaining firestorm with temperatures peaking at over 1,500 °C. And a giant wave of lies went out that Dresden was a munitions center, that trains loaded with German troops and weapons were in the city and needed to be bombed to save British and American lives. All was false. AND TODAY YOU SEE THE SAME ATTITUDE TOWARDS SYRIAN TOWNS AND TOWARDS ALL OF PALESTINE. You have to be British upper class or come from Boston, New York or Philadelphia to comprehend the higher necessity that had to be served.

 

DICK EASTMAN

SPOKANE, WASH.