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Postby Turpitz » 1 decade 4 years ago (Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:36 am)

Is that what happened at Dresden? They dropped so many bombs in a concentrated area that it had a "firestorm" effect? A huge fire combined with hurricane winds that the fire sucks into it, and this makes it so everyone is trapped?

Were the bombs incendiary bombs or simply bombs that just explode? Did the fire part result from flammable stuff in the bombs or things on the ground catching fire?


Irving, The Destruction of Dresden:

The tornado of rising hot air sucking in fresh oxygen from all around, the resulting tempests reaching such hurricane strengths that they tossed entire buildings, railroad boxcars, vehicles, trees and people willy nilly into the searing inferno. Fires flashed through entire streets in seconds. Few people who came close enough to witness the infernal scene survived. It was a fiery moloch which consumed all those who set eyes upon it. The heat was so fierce that it melted glass, steel, and bricks; it incinerated buildings, shelters, and their occupants without regard for sex, age, or infirmity.


Irving, The Destruction of Dresden:

The Germans estimated that in the first raid the R.A.F. had dropped three thousand high explosive bombs, four hundred thousand incendiaries, and 2,500 ‘fire-jet bombs’—known to the British as J-bombs*, filled with oil and phosphorus—and 4,500 high explosive bombs 170,000 incendiaries, and two thousand fire-jet bombs in the second.

The police chief noticed the phenomenon that while entire streets of buildings had been flattened, there was comparatively little cratering to the streets themselves, from which he drew the rather odd and certainly inaccurate conclusion that the bombers had attacked at low level. A third of the incendiaries had small explosive charges added to deter fire fighters. A large number of long-delay time-bombs had been dropped. By mid March the German authorities had located 331 unexploded bombs. To add to the long-term dislocation, the bombers had also dropped bundles of psychological-warfare leaflets and millions of fake ration cards.


*thirty-pound gasoline/oil-and-phosphorus filled bombs, designed to throw a thirty-foot jet of liquid fire.

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Postby Scott » 1 decade 4 years ago (Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:43 am)

Carto's Cutlass Supreme wrote:Were the bombs incendiary bombs or simply bombs that just explode? Did the fire part result from flammable stuff in the bombs or things on the ground catching fire?
Both. Usually the first wave drops big high-explosive bombs to bust things up and then the second wave drops a lot of smaller incendiaries to set things on fire. Most of the damage is actually done by fire, except in a concrete city like Berlin. American bombers operated from high altitude (about 25 thousand feet) in the day and aimed at city centers and train stations. British bombers operated at night from a lower altitude (about 15 thousand feet) and the waves were guided in by Pathfinder aircraft which dropped flares where the bombing should be concentrated for the best effect and to start the most fires. Once the firebrigades were committed they would find themselves under attack and could not be everywhere at once when subsequent waves came in.

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Postby Hannover » 1 decade 4 years ago (Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:31 am)

To add to the long-term dislocation, the bombers had also dropped bundles of psychological-warfare leaflets and millions of fake ration cards.

The unmitigated evil embodied in such actions. Not only heinous mass murder of tens of thousands of civilians, but they tortured the survivors. "fake ration cards", as sick and twisted as it comes.

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Postby Haldan » 1 decade 4 years ago (Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:30 pm)

Carto's Cutlass Supreme wrote:Claudia wrote
Hannover, you are right: it is quite unimportant whether we have these kind of attacks in Dresden too - the fire storm is crime enough.


Is that what happened at Dresden? They dropped so many bombs in a concentrated area that it had a "firestorm" effect? A huge fire combined with hurricane winds that the fire sucks into it, and this makes it so everyone is trapped?

Were the bombs incendiary bombs or simply bombs that just explode? Did the fire part result from flammable stuff in the bombs or things on the ground catching fire?


I recommend reading APOCALYPSE AT DRESDEN -- There's much more but I like this one.

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Postby Carto's Cutlass Supreme » 1 decade 4 years ago (Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:27 pm)

Thanks everyone who replied.


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