[J4G Exclusive, courtesy of Mike Walsh] During World War Two more bombs by weight were dropped on the city of Berlin than were released on the whole of Great Britain during the entire war. All German towns and cities above 50,000 populations were from 50% to 80% destroyed. The great city of Dresden, dubbed the Florence of Northern Europe, was incinerated. Up to 300,000 civilians lost their lives.
Hamburg, one of Europe’s greatest and most beautiful cities, was torched. Genghis Khan would have exulted in the methodical razing of an entire city and the destruction of its population. The only surviving building was the city’s cathedral. This ecclesiastical wonder was saved not because of its spiritual symbolism. It survived only because it served the Royal Air Force (RAF) and United States Air Force (USAF) as a bombing run marker.
By no stretch of the imagination could such total destruction be…
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