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Maybe you can explain this:"DRESDEN WAS A CIVILIAN TOWN WITH NO MILITARY SIGNIFICANCE. WHY DID WE BURN ITS PEOPLE?"
"Today marks the 70th anniversary of “Operation Thunderclap”, one of the twentieth century’s most controversial military actions. ... .
From 13 to 15 February 1945, British (and some American) heavy bombers dropped 2,400 tons of high explosives and 1,500 tons of incendiary bombs onto the ancient cathedral city of Dresden. In just a few hours, around 25,000 to 35,000 civilians were blown up or incinerated
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It was not the first time a German city had been firebombed. “Operation Gomorrah” had seen Hamburg torched on 25 July the previous year. Nine thousand tons of explosives and incendiaries had flattened eight square miles of the city centre, and the resulting inferno had created an oxygen vacuum that whipped up a 150-mile-an-hour wind burning at 800 Celsius. The death toll was 37,000 people. (By comparison, the atom bomb in Nagasaki killed 40,000 on day one.)
By Dominic Selwood 13 Feb 2015https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/wor ... eople.html