“The destruction of German cities, the killing of German workers, and the disruption of civilized community life throughout Germany is the goal
It should be emphasized that the destruction of houses, public utilities, transport and lives; the creation of a refugee problem on an unprecedented scale; and the breakdown of morale both at home and at the battle fronts by fear of extended and intensified bombing are accepted and intended aims of our bombing policy. They are not by-products of attempts to hit factories”
Air Marshal Arthur Harris (aka ‘Bomber Harris’), Bomber Commander, British RAF 1943

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