"As ye give, therefore, so shall ye receive."
THE CRIME OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
"In terms of personal success, there has been no career more fortunate than that of Winston Churchill. In terms of human suffering to millions of people and destruction of the noble edifice of mankind there has been no career more disastrous." -- The European and English Journal. Source. American Manifest Destiny and the Holocausts. P.176
uncivilized means of warfare that the world had known since the Mongol
This autumn the British Broadcasting Corporation will be releasing a £2 million
two-part drama called ‘Night and Day’. It purports to be a true account of RAF
Bomber Command’s monstrous conflagration of
Doubtless, the same programme makers
would be able to find similar justification for the equally evil ‘hidden
holocaust’. This occurred when Josef Stalin’s British equipped Red Army in 1945
The BBC’s Night and Day programme will be a carefully edited ‘account’ of RAF Bomber Command’s air war against Germany; a glorification of what the eminent British war historian Captain Sir. Basil Liddell Hart declared as being "the most uncivilized means of warfare that the world had known since the Mongol invasions." (1)
‘ABSOLUTELY CONTRARY TO INTERNATIONAL LAW’
Night and Day will certainly fail to
mention, as did Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, that
slick an’ sick ‘Day and Night’ docu-drama will undoubtedly trot out the usual
canard summed up by Bomber Command’s Bill Reid, VC of Crieff in Perthshire who
said: "In 1942 the bombing of
This lends spurious credence to the
Another myth peddled by the victor
nation’s ‘palace journalists’ is that
During the war, more bombs by weight
were dropped on the city of
German towns and cities above 50,000 population were from 50% to 80% destroyed.
VOLCANIC FLAMES 5,000 FEET HIGH
volcanic flames ensuing were thrown five times the height of
Between 1940 and 1945, sixty-one German cities with a total population of 25 million souls were destroyed or devastated in a bombing campaign that was unquestionably initiated by the British government.
Destruction on this scale had no other purpose than the indiscriminate mass murder of as many German people as possible quite regardless of their civilian status. It led to bombing retaliation that result in 60,000 British dead and 86,000 injured.
Indiscriminate bombing was internationally outlawed. The Washington Treaty (1922) expressly forbade the use of bombing against civilian populations. Although not ratified by the Geneva Convention ‘it was still universally agreed that terror bombing (of civilians) would not be employed. As with all other promises they were torn up and discarded at will.
Adolf Hitler alone, a man whom Lord Rothermere said: "There is no human being living whose promise on important matters I would trust more readily", remained within international law, refusing steadfastly to repudiate it.
"BOMBING – AN ILLEGAL BARBARITY"
The German leader was resolute: "The construction of bombing airplanes would soon be abandoned as superfluous and ineffective if bombing as such were branded as an illegal barbarity. If, through the Red Cross Convention, it definitely turned out possible to prevent the killing of a defenseless wounded man or prisoner, then it ought to be equally possible, by analogous convention, and finally to stop the bombing of equally defenseless civil populations. I owe it to my position not to admit any doubt as to the possibility of maintaining peace. The people want peace. It must be possible for governments to maintain it. We believe that if the nations of the world could agree to destroy all their gas and inflammatory and explosive bombs it would be a much more useful achievement than using them to destroy each other." (4)
English warlord Winston Churchill
however rejected this. "His enthusiasm for behind the lines destruction of
civilian populations could be traced back to his comment: ‘The air opened paths
along which death and terror could be carried far behind the lines of the actual
enemy; to women, children, the aged, the sick, who in earlier struggles would
perforce have been left untouched.’" (5) This alluded to
Spaight, CB, CBE, Principal
Secretary to the Air Ministry (RAF) conceded that "Hitler only undertook the
bombing of British civilian targets reluctantly three months after the RAF had
commenced bombing German civilian targets. Hitler would have been willing at any
time to stop the slaughter. Hitler was genuinely anxious to reach with
first breach of international law occurred very early on in
Again the first 'area air attack’ of
the war was carried out by 134 British bombers on the German city of
early as 1953 H.M Stationery Office published the first volume of a work,
The Royal Air Force, 1939 - 1945, The Fight
at Odds.p.122. This tome is recognized as being 'officially
commissioned and based throughout on official documents. It has been read and
approved by the Air Ministry Historical Branch. Its author, Dennis Richards,
reveals that: "If the Royal Air Force raided the
added: "Because we were doubtful about the psychological effect of propagandist
distortion of the truth that it was we who started the strategic bombing
offensive, we have shrunk from giving our great decision of
a grim testimony to the adage that the nice guy never wins: "Air Marshall Tedder
made every effort to be a worthy pupil of his warlord leader Winston Churchill.
"Retaliation was certain if we
carried the war into
GLOATING THAT THE ENGLISH PEOPLE WERE LIED TO
his groundbreaking analysis of
WORKING CLASS TARGETED FOR HIGH KILL RATIOS
the air war against National Socialist Europe developed the civilian populations
This genocidal policy continued with undiminished ferocity until the end of the war in May 1945. "The bombing during this period was not as the Germans complained indiscriminate. On the contrary it was concentrated on working class houses because, as Churchill’s Jewish key advisor, Professor Frederick Lindemann maintained, a higher percentage of bloodshed per ton of explosives dropped could be expected from bombing houses built close together, rather than by bombing higher class houses surrounded by gardens." (13)
"I am in full agreement (of terror bombing)." added Sir Archibald Sinclair, Secretary for Air (RAF). "I am all for the bombing of working class areas in German cities. I am a Cromwellian - I believe in 'slaying in the name of the Lord."
WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO BE SLAUGHTERED FIRST
"They, the British Air Chiefs drawn almost exclusively from the English upper class public school system, argued that the desired result, of reducing German industrial production, would be more readily achieved if the homes of the workers in the factories were destroyed. If the workers were kept busy arranging for the burial of their wives and children, output might reasonably be expected to fall." (14)
Even Churchill, hardly renowned for timidity in war blanched and thought twice. "It seems to me that the moment has come when the question of bombing German cities simply for the sake of increasing terror, though under other pretexts, should be reviewed." (15)
"In the course of the film showing the bombing of German towns from the air, very well and dramatically done, W.C (Winston Churchill) suddenly sat bolt upright and said to me: 'Are we beasts? Are we taking this too far?'" (16)
AN RAF AIRCREW MEMBER CONFESSES
I recall that we were somewhat uneasy, but we did as we were told. We accordingly bombed the target and on our way back our wireless operator picked up a German broadcast accusing the RAF of terror tactics, and that 65,000 civilians had died. We dismissed this as German propaganda.
The penny didn't drop until a few weeks later when my squadron received a visit from the Crown Film Unit who were making the wartime propaganda films. There was a mock briefing, with one notable difference. The same Group Captain now said, 'as the market place would be filled with women and children on no account would we bomb the center of the town. Instead, our aiming point would be a vital railway junction to the east.
can categorically confirm that the
COWARDS ATTACKED DEFENSELESS TARGETS
Nobody knows for sure just how many
people innocent civilians were bombed and burned to death in
waits with anticipation to see how the BBC’s ‘Night and Day’ will excuse the
The British Press for the large part described the needless massacre of tens of thousands of refugees as ‘an unexpected and fortunate bonus.’ (18)
Whilst Dresden and occasionally
Hamburg are referred to in regard to what became known as ‘saturation bombing’,
never to be forgotten or forgiven are the sixty-one German cities, scores of
towns and indeed other towns and cities across Europe devastated by allied
is a grim fact that British soldiers, occupying
the maritime city of
Police President of
GRUESOME SCENES OF HORROR
No flight of imagination will ever succeed in measuring and describing the gruesome scenes of horror in the many buried air shelters. Posterity can only bow its head in honour of the fate of these innocents, sacrificed by the murderous lust of a sadistic enemy...."
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan’s only
two Christian cities come first to mind when one considers total incineration
from the air but the destruction of those great cities, along with their
inhabitants, pale into relative insignificance when compared with the greater
and more sustained destruction of middle Europe’s great cities. American Martin
Caidin, one of the world’s foremost experts on the effects of bombing said,
"Neither Hiroshima and
During the entire course of the war
a little over 300 people in
Martin Caidin was furious at the
wanton loss of life: "The fire and horror lasted ten full days. This is what
"Of the children these dreadful nights, what can be said? Their fright became horror and then panic when their tiny minds became capable of grasping the fact that their parents could no longer help them in their distress. They lost their reason and an overwhelming terror took over. Their world had become the shrieking center of an erupting volcano from which there could be no physical escape. Nothing that hell offered could be feared more.
By the hand of man they became creatures, human in form but not in mind. Strangled noises hissed from them as they staggered pitifully through the streets in which tar and asphalt ran as streams. Some of these tiny creatures ran several hundred feet. Others managed only twenty, maybe ten feet. Their shoes caught fire and then their feet. The lower parts of their legs became flickering sticks of flame. Here were Joans of Arcs, thousands of them. All who had perished unjustly on the fires of the Middle Ages were as nothing when compared with what was happening that night.
The sounds of many were unintelligible and undoubtedly many more called for their parents from whom they were parted by death or by accident. They grasped their tortured limbs, their tiny burning legs until they were no longer able to stand or run. And then they would crash to the ground where they would writhe in the bubbling tar until death released them from their physical misery." Such was the description provided by Martin Caidin
A FLIGHT CREW MEMBER REMINISCES
"It was murder in the city. I knew that the firestorms that came later were terrible, and unlike anything that ever happened. But the fires in the city were as bad as anything I'd ever seen in the war so far - and I had been on a goodly portion of the major attacks.
A few of the Lancs (Lancaster bombers of Bomber Command) got caught in the flue of superheated air as they passed over the city at 16,000 feet, and it was as if they were nothing more than wood chips in a storm at sea. They were thrown about by the heat and even flipped over on their backs. Everything sort of went to hell until the Lancs managed to get free of the severe turbulence. We howled with glee as we listened in on the Jerry wireless and heard them going crazy," admitted a pilot of RAF Bomber Command
PHOSPHOROUS - THE OUTLAWED TERROR WEAPON
use of phosphorous bombs, by the British government on raids against
again assumes that
The exploding phosphorous bombs sprayed their contents indiscriminately and clothing caught fire and had to be torn free from the body quickly otherwise the wearer would suffer terrible nightmarish burns. When the liquid splattered on to people’s hair, the victim was doomed. There was no chance to cut off the hair. The chemical globules, like a burning jelly, burned fiercely setting aflame the entire head and indeed, the head itself burned.
EVEN THE MYTHICAL GAS CHAMBERS WOULD HAVE BEEN PREFERABLE
These terrified and pain-wracked people were seen to leap about in a frenzy, dashing their heads against the ground in blind panic - anything to douse the flames.
One can extinguish an ordinary fire by smothering it with clothes but such methods are useless against phosphorous. It continued to burn and set afire any material that was thrown over it. Such people in these circumstances could only be left to their sad fate amidst the terrifying background glow of the streets in flames.
They writhed in the rubble-strewn roads with their bodies partially ablaze. Others were nearer to the River Alster and dozens of these shrieking demented souls, trailing tongues of flaming smoke and fire, dashed madly to the water to fling themselves into the lifesaving liquid. Men, women and children too, ran hysterically, falling and stumbling, getting up, tripping and falling again, rolling over and over. Most of them managed to regain their feet and made it to the water. But many of them never made it and were left behind, their feet drumming in blinding pain on the overheated pavements amidst the rubble, until there came one last convulsing shudder from the smoking 'thing' on the ground, and then no further movement.
THE GRIMMEST DEATH CHOICE
Those who made it to the water found the safety they had sought so desperately - but incredibly, some faced a choice that stuns the mind with horror. Water prevents phosphorous jelly from burning because it denies the chemical the one thing it needs to burn; oxygen. Those with the blazing chemical on their arms, legs and their bodies were able to douse the flames by submerging the burning areas. But many had the blazing phosphorous jelly on their faces and heads. Certainly the spluttering chemicals went out as the victims ducked their heads beneath the water, but the moment they brought their heads up again to break the surface and take a breath of air, the phosphorous burst into flames again immediately. And so the victims were faced with the choice. Death by drowning or death by burning; men, women and children. While others watched sick and despairingly, the victims of phosphorous on faces and heads thrashed wildly in the brac kish waters, screaming with pain and frustration. Spluttering and choking, they alternatively burned or drowned.
The American scientist and expert Martin Caidin spent many years trying to get details on the use of phosphorous by both the allies, and in his own words he has 'met with less than the success required by the historian to include the episode in a documentary book.' He noted:
"Perhaps the solution to the total absence of any reference in official (post war) German documents is explained in the story told to me by a U.S. Army officer, who learned that portions of the documents on the after effects of the Hamburg attacks were ordered to be destroyed, and that all reference to the surviving victims of phosphorous bombs stricken forever from the records."
copy of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey does however concede that "Phosphorous
burns were not infrequent." An a ‘British source’ (The Night
GENOCIDE FROM THE AIR
The distinguished American journalist Henry T. Gorrell gave a searing account of the storm of fire unleashed upon beleaguered German countryside: "A cataclysmic blast of exploding, splintering steel rent the earth before us and it seemed like the world was coming to an end. The Americans were blasting out a path for a forward drive
and beast shuddered in their tracks. Whole towns were disintegrating. Life
seemed to disappear from the scene. It was the most terrifying destructive force
".... and for an hour and a half more than 2,000 bombers and hundreds of guns pounded the German countryside, making the earth dance before this mighty man-made force... minefields went up as though touched by an electric switch. Near the end we were using 11-tonners (bombs) which crews said caused their bombers to bounce up over 500 feet when the huge 25-foot missiles were released," reported the Chicago Daily News on November17th1944.
United States General Bradley
gloated to the Associated Press over a month after the war’s end: (
Eddie Gilmore of the Associated
Press based in
CHURCHILL’S JEW GIVES A SURPRISING ANALYSIS
Professor Frederick Lindemann, the
Chief Advisor to Winston Churchill and the inspiration and architect of the air
"Towards the end of his life the Prof.' (Lindemann) made a remark on more than one occasion with such an air of seriousness that he seemed to regard it as his testament of wisdom, and I accordingly feel it incumbent upon me to record it here, although not in perfect sympathy with it.
'Do you know,' he asked, 'what the future historians will regard as the most important event of this age?"' Well, what is it? 'It will not be Hitler and the Second World War, it will not be the release of nuclear energy, it will not be the menace of Communism.' These negatives seemed very comprehensive. He put on an expression of extreme severity and turned down the corners of his lips. 'It will be the abdication of the White man.' Then he nodded his head up and down several times to drive home his proposition." (19)
GERMAN AND BRITISH LOSSES
RAF and USAF terror bombing offensive cost not only the lives of over a million
German civilians and brought about the total destruction of many of
"This lesson was lost on the British
Air Force," admitted British General J.F.C Fuller, "which continued to hold that
'strategic bombing' was the all and end all of air power. This fallacy not only
prolonged the war, but went far to render the 'peace' which followed it
He afterwards surmised: "In effect, there is no doubt that in ordering the destruction of large enemy cities, which represented an important part of the very basis of European culture and civilisation, the Allied political leaders have incurred a dire responsibility before the bar of history." (20)
Hon. Lydio Machado Bandeira de Mello, Dr. Juris. Brazilian Professor of Criminal Law; author of more than 40 works on law/philosophy spoke for thousands of world figures.
"A nation which spreads over another a sheet of inevitably deadly gases or eradicates entire cities from the earth by the explosion of atomic bombs, does not have the right to judge anyone for war crimes; it has already committed the greatest atrocity, equal to no other atrocity; it has killed - amidst unspeakable torments - hundreds of thousands of innocent people."
"As for crimes against humanity, those governments which ordered the destruction of German cities, thereby destroying irreplaceable cultural values and making burning torches out of women and children, should also have stood before the bar of justice," added Hon Jaan Lattik, the Estonian statesman, diplomat and historian. (22)
WORK OF ‘SAVAGES’ SAYS
"It was the indiscriminate bombing of civilians by the so-called strategic air forces during the Second World War which culminated in the destruction of Dresden (a wholly non-military objective) in February, 1945, that completely pulverized the code of civilized warfare and returned the treatment of military opponents and civilians to the level of the primary warfare that had prevailed among the savages, the Assyrians, and the medieval Mongols. On the basis of the most authoritative British sources, Mr. Veale demonstrates clearly that it was the British and not the Nazis who introduced indiscriminate strategic bombing, despite the efforts of Hitler to avert this reversion to barbaric practices." (23)
Douglas Botting the writer and journalist agreed. "Countless smaller towns and villages had been razed to the ground or turned into ghost towns - like Wiener Neustadt in Austria, which emerged from the air raids and the street fighting with only eighteen houses intact and its population reduced from 45,000 to 860." (24)
THE REAL HEROES
"One closes these volumes feeling, uneasily, that the true heroes of the story they tell are neither the contending air marshals, nor even the 58,888 officers and men of Bomber Command who were killed in action. They were the inhabitants of the German cities under attack; the men, women and children who stoically endured and worked on among the flaming ruins of their homes and factories, up till the moment when the allied armies overran them."
- London Times reviewer on the British Official History of the Strategic Air Offensive.
EVEN THE APOLOGISTS FEEL SHAME
following comment is made by Dr. Christopher C. Harmon, former Foreign Policy
Advisor to a member of the House Armed Services Committee who served since 1988
as an associate professor of strategy at the
"The end-of-war review of the
strategic air campaign by the British Bombing Survey Unit makes no mention of
A sense of national embarrassment about the dark side of a ‘virtuous war’ may be the explanation for the British Bombing Survey Unit’s silence. Such a sentiment may account for the disdain in which ‘Bomber Harris’ was sometimes later held. Perhaps it even explains the near silence about area bombing in the six-volume war history by Winston Churchill."
Are We Beasts? Churchill and the Moral Question of World War 11 ‘Area Bombing’
Christopher C. Harmon, Naval War College Newport, Rhode Island.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF OTHER SILENCED CITIES
Note: Martin Caidin, heavily quoted in 'A Most Uncivilised Means of Warfare' is one of the world's leading authorities on military-science subjects, with a world-wide reputation as an expert in fields that cover military and civilian aviation, rockets and missiles, astronautics, and the effects of conventional and nuclear weapons.
is a foremost authority on atomic warfare and his research findings are referred
to throughout the world. Positions held include Atomic Warfare Specialist, N.Y.
State Civil Defence Commission, Intelligence and Public Information, U.S. 5th
Air Force, Consultant to the Commander of the U.S. Air Force Missile Test
Center. He is the author of over 20 books, has worked at
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2. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
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7. F.J.P Veale, Advance to Barbarism, p.172
Strategic Air Offensive Against
9. Bombing Vindicated. J.M. Spaight, CB., CBE., Principal Secretary to the Air Ministry
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Advance to Barbarism, P.168. Mitre Press,
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15. Winston Churchill to Chief of Air Staff, Sir. Charles Portal, March 28th1945
16. Personal Experiences, Lord
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19. ‘The Prof’.R.F Harrod, McMillan, 1959. Page 261/2. A biography of F.A Lindemann (Lord Cherwell), Chief Scientific Advisor to Winston Churchill.
20. General J.F.C Fuller, The Second World War, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1948
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For Those Who Cannot Speak,
Michael McLaughlin. Historcal Review Press,
Death of a City, Michael
McLaughlin. Historcal Review Press,
History of the Second World
War, Captain B.H Liddell Hart, Cassell,
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