Second World War books

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Second World War books

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These books highlight an air frame fitter's war experience.

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  • 1. At 17:14 on 28 May 2011, new_germany wrote:

    During the war the Allied forces came to agreements over post-war Germany at the conference in Yalta (February 1945).
    Despite of this, the RAF did air raids on civil targets like the city of Dresden or Würzburg.
    In an interview given by a pilot of bomber group No.5, a pilot admitted that they were given the order to bomb the town of Würzburg at the 16th of March because "this is an important traffic point". Actually, this has been a town with no war industry, the station of the city has already been destructed by the American air force some time ago. The pilot told that "they were singing a song" and were therefore in a "good mood". Actually Würzburg has been a town of high profile architecture and art.
    Although it has to be taken into consideration that Germany started with awful air raids on London and Coventry, it is to ask whether it did make sense to destruct a city like Würzburg completely at March 1945.
    In 1944, all major German town have already been destructed.
    The complete destruction of an old town with 35 churches, of historic buildings and a castle full of refugees, women, children and old people does actually make no (militaristic or any)sense.
    I don´t want to play down anything of Germany´s war guilt, but this is something that would not have been necessary.

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