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zglobal Post time: 2013-2-14 23:22
I could sometimes swear she has hairy legs

Well certainly there is real passion there  .........

But I am not sure it is the right kind, and one is sometimes left thinking of a chimera  ........   



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soapdodger Post time: 2013-2-14 23:33
Your first statement is incorrect.

Before the Ruhr, the Germans bombed Rotterdam even though a c ...
the Luftwaffe dropped in excess of 35,000 incendiaries in just one night



That's very selective as the incendiaries were just large magnesium or petroleum firecrackers in effect and it is the size of the other munitions that determine the extent of fire. The 'air mines' the Germans used were designed to blow off roofs so that the incendiaries would penetrate buildings, and the bombs were to disrupt roads and utilities ..........

In Dresden as I stated the technology had progressed and even you might assume that. The Raid involved the use of  the so-called two-ton "cookies". also known as "blockbusters," because they had the power to destroy a whole city block .........

I don't want to get lost in a side-track on this and the main point was that Dresden was a cultural center and stuffed with refugees, and that the raids were not effective against any military targets but quite the reverse when it came to non-military targets ..........

But then again this is quite heavily documented if one cares to look  .......

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soapdodger Post time: 2013-2-15 00:59
"That's very selective as the incendiaries were just large magnesium or petroleum firecrackers in  ...

I will leave this conversation at this and if you took the time to look it up you will find that this is still a very controversial issue  ..........

The size of the planes, the technology and munitions got bigger as the war progressed and even an apologist would accept that ......

The number of planes and the tonnage got bigger and even an apologist could accept that especially in February 1945 when Germany was already all but defeated .........

Coventry was an industrial city where there was a mix of factories and the workers that staffed them at the beginning of a war ........

Dresden was a cultural centre full of refugees, and industry and rail were located outside of the city, likewise the important bridges. The US and RAF targeted the civilians and not the military components .......

It had little impact on the war except in the number of needles fatalities unless one is discussing this with an apologist for these unwarranted and still controversial deaths  .......









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