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Trans-substantial Catholics

Watch this. What are the priests doing? Catholic Litmus Test If you are Catholic, then I hope for the sake of your soul you said he is welcoming Christ bodily into the world. If you didn’t you aren’t looking too […]


Poor Hanno

According to the pop-psychologist-pseudo-science writer Malcolm Gladwell in his magnum lite-opus, the Tipping Point we as a species need risk takers. Individuals who are willing to put it all on the line in pursuit of a goal will, if they […]


Intelligence and Happiness?

A while ago, the Inquisition pondered the nature of intelligence, and whether a certain outlook or attendant mental abilities are guides to or from happiness. This has been obliquely in the news of late…


Buried by the Sea

Its odd. Most graveyards in Connemara appear to be near water, if not actually right on the coast. Why? West Galway, or Connemara, has a lot of unused space. Admittedly, much of the land Connemara is industrially and agriculturally useless, […]


Cycling Two Abreast

Cycling two abreast in Ireland is legal, a protected practice, and it is safer.


Indoors / Outdoors (Defuse)

A talk given by The Inquisition at Defuse, on Wednesday 7th November 2012, as part of Designweek in Dublin, Ireland


Nürnburg’s Extra Bombs

Nürnburg got ripped to shreds by Bomber Harris’ boys. By how much appears to be open to debate.


Law & Morality

The preface to HLA Hart’s publication of his 1961 lecture series on the meeting of law and morality is as prevalent today as it ever was.


Foy – The Bodiless Head

A bodiless head is revered as being Saint Foy, who died a cruel death.


Coffee Haters

There are people out there who pretend to like coffee. Coffee Haters – you have been warned.


False Flags 2

False flag, covert ops by Americans against Americans? Sounds crazy, and so it was deemed.


Plastic 55 Years Ago

55 years ago Roland Barthes considered the importance of plastic and what it meant, as a substance and a symbol.


Cesare Borgia’s Party

The Pope, his son and fifty prostitutes – Cesare Borgia’s party.


Marriage – A Potted History

Marriage is thought by many to be a fixed rite, one which is immovable and inflexible. The truth is that it has not always seemed so…


Blinking Morse

The world was shocked when a victim of torture started blinking morse. The story of a US aviator captured in Vietnam.


Synecdoche

Synecdoche is a powerful, expressive linguistic device


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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.

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