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patrickk · 2010-04-05 · Original thread
That is definitely true, if the Luftwaffe continuted bombing RAF airfields exclusively, much of Europe could be speaking German today.

However, the point being made was that Allied forces weren't exactly blameless in their conduct in the war, despite the amount of attention given to German war crimes in Nuremberg etc. The bombing of Dresden was referred to as 'terror bombing', in that very little tactical military advantage was gained by conducting the bombing, but civilian casualties were horrendous. Apparently so much incendiary bombs were dropped that the intensity of the flames created sudden 'draughts' of air that were powerful enough to suck someone off their feet into the flames.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Dresden_in_World_War...

Also, a side of the war the Golden Generation would rather sweep under the carpet:

http://www.amazon.com/Taken-Force-American-Europe-during/dp/...

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