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Coventry "Blitz"

Article about: Did anyone see the documentary on the destruction of Coventry last night on BBC2?(pic attached) Some amazing footage, however Hamburg and Dresden suffered much worse later on! Must have been

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    Did anyone see the documentary on the destruction of Coventry last night on BBC2?(pic attached)

    Some amazing footage, however Hamburg and Dresden suffered much worse later on! Must have been sheer terror!
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Yea , i`ve seen that doc. before , nothing nice about air raids over cities !!

    cheers Al

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    Quote by ALLERBERGER View Post
    Yea , i`ve seen that doc. before , nothing nice about air raids over cities !!

    cheers Al
    You are dead are right there Al !

    Have you read the book Dresden by Frederick Taylor? Its chilling!
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Hi Wolfy , i`ll look out for it , from what i know and have read about Dresden , what happened there doesn`t sit comfortably with me shall i say ! ,

    cheers Al

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    Hi Wolfy , i`ll look out for it , from what i know and have read about Dresden , what happened there doesn`t sit comfortably with me shall i say ! ,

    cheers Al
    I know what you mean Al !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Didn't Arthur Harris say, "They have sown the wind, and now shall reap the whirlwind."? Well, he got that right, didn't he?

    Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Would the Germans have done the same as Dresden in 1940/41 had they the numbers and aircraft types available???? One for the theoriests that !!!

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    Didn't Arthur Harris say, "They have sown the wind, and now shall reap the whirlwind."? Well, he got that right, didn't he?

    Ned.
    Sure did!

    Am I right in saying Bomber Command dropped 1 million tons of explosives on Germany and so did the USAF ? Thats hell of alot !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Would the Germans have done the same as Dresden in 1940/41 had they the numbers and aircraft types available???? One for the theoriests that !!!
    A good question Reg!

    I think after Coventry the whole nation thought they would do!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Hi gent`s , i wasn`t making a political statement there , i feel sorry for all nations civilians who were caught up in air raids !

    cheers Al

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