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Required reading for a true account of allied crimes of WWII Dresden was a tragedy and it has its memory engraved into history with Irving s brilliant book. David Irving asks questions about the only episode in history that no one is allowed to question In Europe Just by questioning the 6 million figure is a jail sentence I wonder why that is Something odd about that David Irving has a lot of balls as his life has been made a living hell yet he continues to investigate facts of ww2 that are questionable at best The bombing of Dresden destroys the myth of the historic crusade against the most evil man of all time There were no military ta David Irving asks questions about the only episode in history that no one is allowed to question In Europe Just by questioning the 6 million figure is a jail sentence I wonder why that is Something odd about that David Irving has a lot of balls as his life has been made a living hell yet he continues to investigate facts of ww2 that are questionable at best The bombing of Dresden destroys the myth of the historic crusade against the most evil man of all time There were no military targets in Dresden just millions of refuges Thousands upon thousands of women and children were just slaughtered for no reason whatsoever This is a book of facts not a fairy tale number created by people with an agenda The propaganda that everyone has been spoon fed since the start of ww2 makes a mockery of the word history People with open minds should read his books as maybe just maybe the guy has something to say worth hearing Instead of just dismissing Irving as an anti semite holocost sic denier.Yet not one of his critics historian or researcher has managed to claim his 10,000 pounds reward for anyone who can produce one document that proved Hitler ordered the extermination of Jews @FREE EBOOK ä The Destruction of Dresden í The Destruction of Dresden is anon fiction book which describes the Februarybombing of Dresden in World War II The book is based on a series ofarticles written on the strategic bombing during World War II by David Irving called Wie Deutschlands St dte starben English How Germany s Cities Died for the German journal Neue Illustrierte The book became an international bestseller during the s debate about the morality of the World War II area bombing of the Nazi Germany civilian population Irving s treatment of the bombing has been categorically refuted by historian Richard Evans, who demonstrates with a mass of evidence in Lying about Hitler that Irving not only falsified and manipulated sources in writing this book, but a number of his other works as well Written by a legally convicted Holocaust denier and shunned by the historical community, Irving s work is not to be trusted Irving s treatment of the bombing has been categorically refuted by historian Richard Evans, who demonstrates with a mass of evidence in Lying about Hitler that Irving not only falsified and manipulated sources in writing this book, but a number of his other works as well Written by a legally convicted Holocaust denier and shunned by the historical community, Irving s work is not to be trusted This book serves to remind us all how brutal humans can be when swept up in war A fascinating read on the bombing of Dresden in WW2 I found it hard to put down. Meticulously detailed account of the Allied firebombing of Dresden which they roasted,baked and boiled alive 200,000 civilians over a 2 day period. A truly well re searched and detailed account of the holocaust on the German people and hundreds of thousands of refugees bombed, fire bombed, bombed for a third time and burned alive and machine gunned down in Dresden, Germany at the end of WWII This is a book you might want to purchase two copies of one to take a highlighter to, and the other a clean edition for your historical book collection Remember Dresden Notes 10pm February 13 14, 1945 original Dresden Population 630,000 Refugees A truly well re searched and detailed account of the holocaust on the German people and hundreds of thousands of refugees bombed, fire bombed, bombed for a third time and burned alive and machine gunned down in Dresden, Germany at the end of WWII This is a book you might want to purchase two copies of one to take a highlighter to, and the other a clean edition for your historical book collection Remember Dresden Notes 10pm February 13 14, 1945 original Dresden Population 630,000 Refugees Dresden was among Germanys largest cities, but had little military or industrial value Germans bombed the Dutch while negotiations were in progress Rotterdam raid may 14, 1940 We must first destroy the foundations upon which the war machine rests the economy which feeds it, the morale which sustains it, the supplies which nourish it, and the hopes of victory which inspire it Sir Norman Bottomley A Scientist named Zuckerman detonated standard British 500 pound general purpose bombs on live goats at various angles in a pit to find out the lethal pressure of man Also testing the splinter effects of bombing by firing high velocity steel balls into rabbit legs Luftwaffe s score of ninety in Guernica, 380 in Coventry, and 980 in Rotterdam R.A.F Had killed 5,200 in Wuppertal Elberfeld with thermite fire bombs and liquid filled incendiary bombs all civilians Battle of Hamburg, Germany July 24, 1943 British dropped 932 tons of fire bombs, 1,350 high explosives, and hundreds of blockbusters in first night of raid 1500 dead first night days later after lighter bombing, hamburg was hit hard again with fire bombs 50,000 flame seared civilian bodies in the 4 day 1943 battle of Hamburg four main force attacks Dresden would happen 18months later when opening a sealed bunker there was nothing but ash it was so hot, doctors estimated 250 300 bodies of all factories destroyed, it only stopped production for 45 daysKassel Germany 8,000 dead 1,823 tons of high explosive and fire bombs 70% asphyxiated bodies put into 6 mass grave cemeteries to avoid typhus R.A.F Attack on Darmstadt, Germany 12,300 dead thermite fire bombs August 29, 1944 The streets were strewn with naked, bloated and brightly hued corpses or charred objects some three feet long which looked like logs and had once been humans Attack on Brunswick October 14 15 1944 561 civilians dead 79% land destroyed raids on Dresden 4 months later 23,000 saved from bunkers by the local civilians and fire fighters who would have died by asphyxiation like the other raids 80,000 homeless population 202,000 Heilbronn R.A.F Killed 7,027 of 77,569 inhabitants December 4, 1944October 1944 The first attack on Dresden, an earlier blow apart from the main strike 5 years later citizens viewed it as an oversight and still felt Dresden as safe school children sold bomb fragments as souvenirs 435 fatalities At the time of the air attack in 1945 the city s military significance was minimal Oct 20 Soviet tanks ran over an entire column of refugees who did not evacuate saxony in time the most brutally enforced and greatest mass expulsion in the history of the European continent millions evacuating east Prussia into Dresden Jan 15 16, 1945 Dresden second time the object of a minor allied bombing attack 376 victims buried in mass graves American bombers General Spaatz the man who wanted to fire bomb civilians, his excuse being to take out transportation facilities Feb 3, 1945 second air attack on berlin Spaatz sent 1003 American heavy bombers to attack the center of Berlin 2,265 tons of bombs many many refugees and civilians b 17 crews led to believe SS Panzer army was passing through the city to the Russian front which was false The night of the triple blow to Dresden, the population had swollen to over 1 million people, the city had reached bursting point they were to become the victims of the western Allies sweet revenge, in the bloodiest massacre of the war Dresden, 11 30pm in England and Germany 7,000 airmen now heading for Dresden The blow was to show solidarity with the Russians and also the striking power of the western allies a force of Halifaxes from no 4 and no 6 groups would attack an oil refinery at B hlen, just south of Leipzig, in a large scale diversionary move Mosquito crews were to mark the land, followed by the bomber squadrons 2 targets spoofs, crews dropping flares, no bombs The seven thousand British airmen were to be told that afternoon that they were about to attack Dresden, Dresden Timeline Feb 13 14, 19452045 hrs PFF diversion attack by six Mosquitoes on Dortmund2155 hrs full alarm sounded in Dresden2200 hrs diversion attack by 320 Halifaxes of 4 and 6 Groups on Brabag oil plant, B hlen2215 hrs 5 GROUP S 244 Lancaster s attack Dresden 5 GROUP ATTACK Master Bomber and eight Mosquitoes from 627 Squadron PFF 0030 hrs 12 minute spoof attack begins on Nuremberg0130 hrs 1, 3, 6, and 8 PFF GROUP S 529 Lancaster s attack Dresden0200 hrs PFF diversion attack by four 139 Squadron PFF Mosquitoes on Magdeburg to cover Main Force withdrawal from Dresden1212 hrs 3rd Attack on Dresden by the American Air Force 11min of bombing Feb 14th Simultaneous attack on Chemnitz 1600 hrs large scale rescue operations set in motion.Unknown hrs Low flying American Mustang aircraft fighters machine gunned down refugee columns, citizens, civilians or anyone out and leaving Dresden Evidence orders written in soldiers diary and eye witness accounts, but no official orders or documents Up to 100,000 slaughtered in total length of flight to Dresden about ten hours This would be stretching the limits of the Lancaster aircraft there seemed to be little point in going such a long way into enemy territory to attack what seemed to be such an unimportant target Many of the aircrew voiced wonder and surprise that the Russians were not being asked to attack the city themselves, if it was so vital to their front For the first time all crews were issued with Perspex envelopes containing large Union flags embroidered in Russian with the words I am an Englishman While this may have upset many of the British Empire crews many Canadians, and every Australian squadron in the force was taking part in the night s operation first the windows and roofs would be wrenched apart by high explosive bombs then the incendiaries would rain down, setting fire to the houses and whipping up whirlwinds of red hot sparks these in turn would rage through the wrecked roofs and smashed windows, setting fire to curtains, carpets, furniture and roof timbers The waves of bombers in this second attack would have to carry only sufficient high explosive bombs to spread the fires and keep the heads of the fire fighters down Jewish pilot in No 5 Group For ten minutes one Lancaster equipped with 35 millimeter cin cameras circled the target filming the whole scene below for the R.A.F Film Unit The four hundred foot film, now stored in the film archives of London s Imperial War Museum, is one of the most grimly magnificent visual records to come out of the Second World War This film provides the conclusive evidence that Dresden was undefended no searchlight, no bursting flak shell appears on the film throughout it s length A new force, this time of American bombers, was already lifting into the air The principal target for the 1,350 Flying Fortresses and Liberators was to be Dresden once again It was 6 14 A.M that morning before Adolf Hitler went to bed in Berlin He never retired until the last planes had left German air space Racked with exhaustion he rose at one P.M that afternoon to learn that Dresden was in flames, and that American bombers had just returned to complete the carnage On the early hours of February 14 the weather was deemed favorable and the executive order was issued by American air force headquarters for the attack on Dresden the third blow to the city within fourteen hours pilots were briefed that as soon as the bombers attack on Dresden was over they were to dive to roof top level and strafe targets of opportunity Columns of soldiers being marched into or out of the wrecked city were to be machine gunned, trucks strafed by cannon fire, and locomotives and other transportation targets destroyed by rockets only 145 planes sent out against 700 American fighters Germans shot down two bombers, twenty German fighters missing Your reasons for going there Chemnitz tonight are to finish off any refugees who may have escaped from Dresden The latter wording is from the diary kept by one of the bomb aimers who was present at one if the No 3 Group briefings Chemnitz 700 children in an orphanage hit by the bombs, 36 survived war continued for 3months after Dresden If the immediate surrender of the enemy had been the result, as the Japanese would surrender after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there would have been few recriminations the bombers had also dropped bundles of psychological warfare leaflets and millions of fake ration cards Aushwitz slave labour transit camp 1944 Jews seen the fires of Dresden from their bunks 48 horses from the Circus Sarassani were killed The carcasses dragged down to an embankment A grim scene with a flock of escaped vultures from the citys zoo had a feast Feb 16 Hausa Sonnenschein at Pirna a euthanasia hospital for disposing of the mentally disabled Mustang fighters machine gunned hospital in Dresden Vehicles leaving, and other civilians were also machine gunned Many eye witness accounts but Americans deny they did anything like that, but they were known for that type of thing after bombings No time or anything official on record A German laborer was found to have secreted between 150 and 180 wedding rings in his pockets in Grunaer Strasse he was executed on the spot They flatten the Dresden opera house and wipe out refugees, but Stettin harbor, jam packed with troop transports, they leave alone Adolf Hitler 7 15pm Feb 14, talk with Dr Goebbels Goebbels author of the decree that all Jews be made to wear the Yellow Star Due to epidemics, mass burial was stopped and mass public cremation was started, 500 bodies of dead Dresden victims including dead children still in their carnival costumes at a time were stacked on a huge grill and burned, the ashes then taken and buried The Soviets had taken the buckets full of wedding rings and other gold of the Dresden victims They also shredded thousands of the identification cards and made it into a lavatory in the middle of it all 1945, March 9 10 Fire Attack on Tokyo by the Superfortresses of the United States 83,793 dead Atomic bombing of Hiroshima 5 months later 71,379 Japanese dead Winston Churchill admits in letter that the dresden attacks were acts of terror pictures of document pg.269 Why does nobody talk, remember or put the blame on the Allies as much as they do in case of Germany Germany was not a monster, they were the ones who forced created that monster, and they were the ones who choked it in an atrocious way Ten of thousands women and children were exterminated just for being German There is no justification for the extermination of Jews, but please be at least honest and tell the world about the other side of the story as well Quite a good writing based on facts Well written account of the firebombing of the German city Dresden during WWII Extensively researched, it helped settle in my mind whether the firebombing should be considered a war crime. Why I Refuse to Read David IrvingOver the last few days, there have been extensive protests concerning the new Goodreads policy, which is widely interpreted to mean that people who post reviews criticizing authors are liable to have them deleted The most visible of these protests is Mike s review of Mein Kampf, where Mike calls Adolf Hitler a dick and says he refuses to read his book The review has already attractedthan 300 votes and 150 comments.We all know that Hitler was a monster and Why I Refuse to Read David IrvingOver the last few days, there have been extensive protests concerning the new Goodreads policy, which is widely interpreted to mean that people who post reviews criticizing authors are liable to have them deleted The most visible of these protests is Mike s review of Mein Kampf, where Mike calls Adolf Hitler a dick and says he refuses to read his book The review has already attractedthan 300 votes and 150 comments.We all know that Hitler was a monster and that Mein Kampf is one of the most hateful and dangerous books ever written Mike s warning is funny because it is so obviously superfluous But there are other cases where the truth is not quite as generally known, and this is one of them David Irving was famously found guilty of being a Holocaust denier in a high profile trial which bankrupted him He was later sentenced to three years in prison by an Austrian court on charges of trivialising, grossly playing down and denying the Holocaust If you look at the Wikipedia article on Irving, you will find the following quote from Christopher Browning, a historian who is an expert on the Holocaust Not one of Irving s books, speeches or articles, not one paragraph, not one sentence in any of them, can be taken on trust as an accurate representation of its historical subject All of them are completely worthless as history, because Irving cannot be trusted anywhere, in any of them, to give a reliable account of what he is talking or writing about if we mean by historian someone who is concerned to discover the truth about the past, and to give as accurate a representation of it as possible, then Irving is not a historian The same article contains interesting material about this book, The Destruction of Dresden, which was written before Irving s views on the Holocaust became widely known and became a bestseller Again, I quote In the first edition, Irving s estimates for deaths in Dresden were between 100,000 and 250,000 notably higher than most previously published figures These figures became authoritative and widely accepted in many standard reference works In later editions of the book over the next three decades, he gradually adjusted the figure downwards to 50,000 100,000 According to the evidence introduced by Richard J Evans at the libel trial of Deborah Lipstadt in 2000, Irving based his estimates of the dead of Dresden on the word of one individual who provided no supporting documentation, used forged documents, and described one witness who was a urologist as Dresden s Deputy Chief Medical Officer The doctor has since complained about being misidentified by Irving, and further, was only reporting rumours about the death toll Today, casualties at Dresden are estimated as 22,700 25,000 dead.Yet looking at the five reviews here on Goodreads, I see that four of them uncritically accept Irving s account and praise the book.If I were willing to spend several months or years of my life on the task, I could do my own digging around and try to come to an independent conclusion I am unlikely to do this it seems to me, just on the basis of the few articles I have read, that the facts are pretty clear Irving has been repeatedly unmasked as a Nazi sympathizer and a serial liar He has tried to defend himself against these charges in court, and he has failed miserably Yet, somehow, people are not as aware of his true nature as they should be.I do not see anything unethical about posting this negative review of Irving, and it may conceivably have some value in making unsuspecting peoplecritical of his book I am concerned about Goodreads policies which may lead to reviews of this kind being deleted without warning They strike me as utterly wrong, and over as yet another example of how modern technology distances us from the consequences of our actions If people wrote their reviews on paper and put them into a real, physical library, I am sure that the Goodreads administrators would be very reluctant to pull them down from shelves and burn them When you can get rid of a piece of writing just by clicking on a few links, there s a temptation to believe that it s less serious But it isn t It s just less clear what you ve done.I am absolutely against book burning in all its forms I do not want David Irving s books burned, or even Mein Kampf But I do want people to know that the authors of these books are racist liars, and I, at least, refuse to read them.I would appreciate it if AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE 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