Wednesday, 5 October 2016

German Genocide

Dresden - 1945






“Already, by 1944, it should have been clear to most people in the government that we would have to deal with Germans once victory had been won. We went on bombing German cities months and months after it had been clear that we would win, and that Stalin would be as potentially deadly an enemy. Some of the bombing was just pointless. In the last days of the war, we struck at the old gingerbread towns south of Wurzburg, where there was no military target at all . . . just refugees, women and children. Of these acts of gratuitous sadism, the worst was the bombing of Dresden.” 
Norman Stone, Professor of Modern History, Oxford University