the air-raid shelter on the Hamburgerstrasse in a bombing raid. 165 The main action of the novel Closely Observed Trains, by Czech author Bohumil Hrabal, takes place on the night of the first raid. This is a question Friedrich makes little attempt to answer beyond asserting that killing civilians was Britain's soft option. Retrieved McKee 1983,. . 40 The night of 26/uisance raid 6 Mosquitoes attacked Hamburg. He is the first German historian to expose dr. Jerkyll And Mr. Hyde in remorseless, almost unreadable detail just what the millions of tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs did to Germany's people and its cultural heritage. Recognising that, the British and Americans ought to have abandoned the attack on the home front since it clearly violated the agreed rules of engagement in war, even if it did not formally violate international law. Account of Lothar Metzer, recorded May 1999 in Berlin.
The morality of the Allied bombing campaign during the Second World War is still hotly debated.
The allied bombing of Hamburg during World War II included numerous attacks on civilians and civic infrastructure.
As a large city and industrial centre, Hamburg's shipyards, U-boat pens, and the Hamburg-Harburg area oil refineries were attacked throughout the war.
As part of a sustained campaign of strategic bombing during World War II, the attack during the last week of July 1943, code.
7, a 1953, united States Air Force report defended the operation as the justified bombing of a strategic target, which they noted was a major rail transport and communication centre, housing 110 factories and 50,000 workers in support of the German war effort. At 22:03, the Local Air Raid Leadership issued the first definitive warning: "Warning! Thirteen people were killed and 48 injured. Neutzner, Matthias;. The residential areas of Wandsbek and Barmbek districts and parts of the Uhlenhorst and Winterhude were severely damaged and widespread fires but no firestorm. "Necessary or not, Dresden remains a topic of anguish".
But as one of them, Victor Klemperer, recorded in his diaries: ". Another attack by the RAF on Hamburg for that night was cancelled due to the problems the smoke would cause and 700 bombers raided Essen instead. 110 Air Chief Marshal Arthur Harris, head of RAF Bomber Command, strongly objected to Churchill's comparison of the raid to an "act of terror a comment Churchill withdrew in the face of Harris's protest. My mother covered us with wet blankets and coats she found in a water tub. (over Duisburg 1944) The first of the British aircraft took off at around 17:20 hours CET for the 700-mile (1,100 km) journey. The first group to arrive over the target was the 401st, but it missed the city centre and bombed Dresden's southeastern suburbs, with bombs also landing on the nearby towns of Meissen and Pirna. 1415 February edit On the morning of 14 February 431 bombers of the 1st Bombardment Division of the United States viii Bomber Command were scheduled to bomb Dresden at around midday, and the 3rd Bombardment Division were to follow the 1st and bomb Chemnitz, while. At one time well known for its china, Dresden has developed into an industrial city of first-class importance.