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Nürnburg’s Extra Bombs

According to Sidney Kirkpatrick in Hitler’s Holy Relics, Nürnburg was bombed to what can only be described as an excessive degree. This has been largely eclipsed by and forgotten due to the Dresden fire-bombings which followed six weeks alter.

Kirkpatrick writes about a G-2 intelligence report that names one particular day when the campaign reached its apogee. On january 2, 1945, the city took more hits from allied bombers than all of Britain had received from German bombers throughout the entire war.

While over 500 British planes took part, this nonetheless seems a hyperbolic suggestion, and one that the Inquisition has been unable to verify. The best suggestions the Inquisition can find are that 90,000 high explosive bombs and 2.5 million incendiaries rained down upon Briatin in the war, making it inconceivable that Nürnburg was pelted with the same number in one day.

It is undeniable that the city did indeed suffer greatly at the hands of allied aerial bombardments. Its medieval core was demolished, several thousands were killed and over a hundred thousand were made homeless.

Aerial attacks were a blunt instrument that invariably killed, and still kill, civilians. Military targets were referred to, but the true intention was submission of the populace and loss of support for the Nazi regime. A worthy aim, but a horrendous, machiavellian approach.

Hitler’s Holy Relics, Sidney Kirkpatrick, Simon & Schuster, 2010
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