In today’s show originally recorded and broadcast on February 13 2024, Andy is joined by Dr. Peter Hammond for a show entitled, “The Real Story Of The Allies 14 February St Valentines Day Bombing Of Dresden In 1945.”
We discussed: the devastating effect of phosphorus bombs on the human body; the various waves of attacks upon Dresden; the sense of shame the Allied Bombers expressed after the event; criticism of the bombings in Britain that were viewed as a form of appeasement to the Soviet Union; the reasons why the bombing of Dresden was a war crime; why Britain decided to direct their bombing campaigns to German cities full of civilians, rather than military installations that are generally targeted in wartime; how the British bombings of German cities were designed to provoke the Germans to bomb British cities, in order to get the British people to back the war; the worldwide shockwaves of revulsion at the bombing of Dresden; why the British bombing campaign actually prolonged the war; and many other topics.
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