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And it was covered up after the war by an "independent investigation" that said only about 40,000 people died & that is the official story being peddled today.
Well, the cover up wasn't very effective then because, it's well known what happened in Dresden, by people that bother to study that incident/attack.

Miscalculation on weather and ordnance used and the firestorm that created is what caused all the deaths...

...not a plan to kill all those who were incinerated in the event.

There was a war going on and had Hitler not decided to bomb civilian targets, it's likely the Allies would not have either...

...other than by accident, which is what collateral damage is.

Armchair rewriting the past lacks the fevered pitch of decision making under pressure so, it's always going to be off, at least a half a bubble.
 

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Well, the cover up wasn't very effective then because, it's well known what happened in Dresden, by people that bother to study that incident/attack.

Miscalculation on weather and ordnance used and the firestorm that created is what caused all the deaths...

...not a plan to kill all those who were incinerated in the event.

There was a war going on and had Hitler not decided to bomb civilian targets, it's likely the Allies would not have either...

...other than by accident, which is what collateral damage is.

Armchair rewriting the past lacks the fevered pitch of decision making under pressure so, it's always going to be off, at least a half a bubble.
Don’t hear anybody complaining about firebombing TOKYO..
 

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Well, the cover up wasn't very effective then because, it's well known what happened in Dresden, by people that bother to study that incident/attack.

Miscalculation on weather and ordnance used and the firestorm that created is what caused all the deaths...

...not a plan to kill all those who were incinerated in the event.

There was a war going on and had Hitler not decided to bomb civilian targets, it's likely the Allies would not have either...

...other than by accident, which is what collateral damage is.

Armchair rewriting the past lacks the fevered pitch of decision making under pressure so, it's always going to be off, at least a half a bubble.
David Irwing wrote a book about the bombing of Dresden back in the 60's. Dresden was a well known university city at the time & it's air defences had been withdrawn from the city to defend other cities in Germany. The British new exactly what they were doing was their munitions were mostly incendiary devices. There was push back from the RAF about bombing Dresden but Churchill ordered it. The US airforce went through after the Brits. I think they hit the city 3 or 4 times. Fire bombing cities was all part of the plan by the allies as it was designed to break the spirit of the Germans even though they were basically a defeated nation at this stage.
Irving was an acclaimed historian until he pissed off the men in small hats & his career took a dive after that, but The Destruction of Dresden by Irving is a vivid account of the lead up to & subsequent bombing of the city

Look up the Wikipedia reference to see what the official story is today
 

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You really need to read the book AD. It was written before the cancel culture got involved from interviews of people alive at the time plus the original police reports from Dresden as well as war archive documents from the Brits. Irving's life was pretty well destroyed after his court case & is fairly destitute. The above Wiki doc is the latest one obviously, but earlier Wiki doc only referenced the post war enquiry & not this reference to Irving.
 

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You really need to read the book AD. It was written before the cancel culture got involved from interviews of people alive at the time plus the original police reports from Dresden as well as war archive documents from the Brits. Irving's life was pretty well destroyed after his court case & is fairly destitute. The above Wiki doc is the latest one obviously, but earlier Wiki doc only referenced the post war enquiry & not this reference to Irving.
Fair enough.

Is it true that he is a Holocaust denier?
 
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