Allied bombing raids
Dresden Holocaust: Slaughter Of 500,000 German
- The Eddy Morrison reminds us of a real Holocaust...'destruction by fire'
- On the 27th of last month, we were treated to the 62nd anniversary of
the dubious 'liberation' of Auschwitz by the rampaging (raping, murdering,
looting butchering -ed) and half-drunk Red Army.
- This date each year is the day we are forced by our Marxist-liberal
government to acknowledge the fact that the Holocaust actually happened.
- Much has been written on this subject, and nowadays many questions have
been, and are being, asked about the true nature of the 'Holocaust'.
- Needless to say, in many countries, honest and open debate about the
Holocaust is now suppressed due to Zionist-inspired anti-revisionist
(or 'anti-hate') laws.
- The alleged 'facts' of the Holocaust are written in stone and must never
be questioned - or talked about other than as solid and accepted
- It is not the purpose of this article to examine whether Britain needs a
Holocaust Day. The purpose is to show that there were many other Holocausts
in the Second World War (and beyond and before that, too). These other
Holocausts are mostly forgotten. Only the official 'Holocaust' is constantly
pushed in our faces - and, I would claim, for essentially political reasons.
- I could have written of many other Holocausts of which the facts are
beyond question: the Hamburg firebombing; the atrocities in Cambodia under
the Communist maniac Pol Pot; the 'Great Leap Forward' in China; the Katyn
Forest Massacre (at first blamed on the Germans but later admitted to be the
work of the Soviets) and many, many, many more - mostly now buried and
- There is one such Holocaust, however, which we in particular should
remember: it was unforgivable and should never be forgotten - and it was one
in which the blood was, at least partly, on Britain's hands.
- The Dresden Holocaust was committed not by the awful Nazis, nor even by
brutal Reds but by the so-called democratic freedom-loving allies, Britain
and the USA. So, the next time you are faced with the accusation of
'Holocaust Denial', just mention the Dresden Holocaust.
- An Act Of Terrorism
- Sixty-Two years ago, on the evening of February 13, 1945, an orgy of
genocide and barbarism began against a defenceless German city, one of the
greatest cultural centres of Europe. Within less than 14 hours, not only was
this city reduced to flaming ruins but an estimated quarter of its
inhabitants, possibly as many as a quarter of a million, had perished in
what was one of the worst massacres of all time.
- Toward the end of World War II, as Allied planes rained death and
destruction over Germany, the old Saxon city of Dresden lay like an island
of tranquillity amid an ocean of desolation. Famous mainly for its art and
Baroque architecture and possessing no military value, Dresden had been
spared the terror that descended from the skies over the rest of the
- In fact, little had been done to provide the ancient city of artists and
craftsmen with anti-aircraft defences. One squadron of planes had been
stationed in Dresden for a while, but the Luftwaffe decided to move the
aircraft to another area where it was thought they would be of more use. A
gentleman's agreement seemed to prevail, designating Dresden an 'open city'.
- On Shrove Tuesday, February 13, 1945, a flood of refugees fleeing the
Red Army 60 miles away had swollen the city's population to well over a
million. Each new refugee brought fearful accounts of Soviet horrors and
atrocities. Little did those refugees retreating from the red terror imagine
that they themselves were about to die in a horror worse than anything
Stalin could devise.
- Normally, a carnival atmosphere prevailed in Dresden on Shrove Tuesday.
In 1945, however, the outlook was rather dismal. Houses everywhere
overflowed with refugees, and thousands were forced to camp out in the
streets shivering in the bitter cold.
- However, the people felt relatively safe; and although the mood was
grim, the circus played to a full house that night as thousands came to
forget for a moment the horrors of war. Bands of little girls paraded about
in carnival dress in an effort to bolster waning spirits. Half-sad smiles
greeted the laughing girls, but spirits were lifted.
- No one realized that in less than 24 hours many of those same innocent
children would die screaming in Churchill's firestorms. But of course, no
one could know that then. The Soviets, to be sure, were known to be savages,
but at least the British were and Americans were thought to be 'honourable'.
- So, when those first alarms signalled the start of 14 hours of hell,
Dresden's people streamed dutifully into their shelters. But they did so
without much enthusiasm, believing the alarms to be false, since their city
had never been threatened from the air. Many would never come out alive, for
that 'great democratic statesman' Winston Churchill, in collusion with that
other 'great democratic statesman' Franklin D. Roosevelt, had decided that
the city of Dresden was to be obliterated by saturation bombing.
- Political Motives
- What where Churchill's motives? They appear to have been political
rather than military. Historians unanimously agree that Dresden had no
military value whatever. What industry it did have produced only cigarettes
and china. But the Yalta Conference was coming up, in which the Soviets and
their Western allies would sit down like ghouls to carve up the shattered
corpse of Europe. Churchill wanted a trump card - a devastating thunderclap
of Anglo-American annihilation with which to impress Stalin.
- That card was never played at Yalta, because bad weather delayed the
originally scheduled raid. Yet Churchill insisted that the raid be carried
out to "disrupt and confuse" the German civilian population behind the
- Dresden's citizens barely had time to reach their shelters. The first
bomb fell at 10:09 p.m. The attack lasted 24 minutes, leaving the inner city
a raging sea of fire. Precision saturation bombing had created the desired
- A firestorm is caused when hundreds of smaller fires join in one vast
conflagration. Huge masses of air are sucked in to feed the inferno, causing
an artificial tornado. Those persons unlucky enough to be caught in the rush
of wind are hurled down entire streets into the flames. Those who seek
refuge underground often suffocate, as oxygen is pulled from the air to feed
the blaze, or they perish in a blast of white heat - heat intense enough to
melt human flesh.
- Women And Children Targeted
- One eyewitness who survived told of seeing "young women carrying babies
running up and down the streets, their dresses and hair on fire, screaming
until they fell down, or the collapsing buildings fell on top of them."
- There was a three-hour pause between the first and second raids. The
lull had been calculated to lure civilians from their shelters into the open
again. To escape the flames, tens of thousands of civilians had crowded into
the Grosser Garten, a magnificent park nearly one and a half miles square.
The second raid came at 1:22 a.m., with no warning. Twice as many bombers
returned, with a massive load of incendiary bombs. The second wave was
designed to spread the raging firestorm into the Grosser Garten.
- It was a complete 'success'. Within a few minutes, a sheet of flame
ripped across the grass, uprooting trees and littering the branches of
others with everything from bicycles to human limbs. For days afterward, all
these remains remained bizarrely strewn about as grim reminders of Allied
sadism. At the start of the second air assault, many were still huddled in
tunnels and cellars, waiting for the fires of the first attack to die down.
- At 1:30 a.m. an ominous rumble reached the ears of the commander of a
Labour Service convoy sent into the city on a rescue mission. He described
it this way:- 'The detonation shook the cellar walls. The sound of the
explosions mingled with a new, stranger sound which seemed to come closer
and closer, the sound of a thundering waterfall; it was the sound of the
mighty tornado howling in the inner city.'
- Melting Human Flesh
- Others, hiding below ground, died. But they died painlessly. They simply
glowed bright orange and blue in the darkness. As the heat intensified, they
either disintegrated into cinders or melted into a thick liquid often three
or four feet deep in spots.
- Shortly after 10:30 on the morning of February 14th, the last raid swept
over the city. This time it was the turn of the Americans. Their bombers
pounded the rubble that had been Dresden for a steady 38 minutes. But this
attack was not nearly as heavy as the first two. However, what distinguished
this raid was the cold-blooded ruthlessness with which it was carried out.
- US Mustangs (and their brave, heroic American pilots) appeared low over
the city, strafing anything that moved, including a column of rescue
vehicles rushing to the city to evacuate survivors. One strafing
assault/massacre was aimed at the banks of the Elbe River, where refugees
had huddled during the horrible night.
- In the last year of the war, Dresden had become a hospital town. During
the previous night's massacre, heroic nurses had dragged thousands of
crippled patients to the Elbe. The low-flying Mustangs (and their brave,
heroic American pilots) machine-gunned (butchered) those helpless patients,
as well as thousands of old men, women and children who had escaped the city
- When the last plane left the sky, Dresden was a scorched ruin, its
blackened streets filled with corpses. The city was spared no horror. A
flock of vultures escaped from the zoo and fattened on the carnage. Rats
swarmed over the piles of the dead.
- A Swiss citizen described his visit to Dresden two weeks after the
raid:- 'I could see torn-off arms and legs, mutilated torsos and heads
which had been wrenched from their bodies and rolled away. In places the
corpses were still lying so densely that I had to clear a path through them
in order not to tread on arms and legs.'
- The death toll was staggering. The full extent of the Dresden Holocaust
can be more readily grasped if one considers that well over 250,000 - and
quite possibly as many as a half a million - persons died within a 14 hour
period, whereas estimates of those who died at Hiroshima range from 90,000
- Allied apologists for the massacre have often 'twinned' Dresden with our
own city of Coventry. But the 380 killed in Coventry during the entire war
cannot begin to compare with perhaps 1,000 times that number who were
slaughtered in 14 hours at Dresden. Moreover, Coventry was a centre of the
motor and munitions industries, a legitimate military target. Dresden, on
the other hand, produced nothing in those categories.
- As a comparison with the London Blitz - which I acknowledge was bad and
showed the bravery of the London people, it should still be considered in
the light of the destruction visited upon Dresden. In just one night, 16,000
acres of land were destroyed in the Dresden massacre, whereas London escaped
with damage to only 600 acres during the entire war.
- As one ironic note, Dresden's only conceivable military targets, its
railroad yards, were totally ignored by Allied bombers which were too busy
concentrating on helpless old men, women and children.
- If ever there was a war crime, then certainly the Dresden Holocaust
ranks as one of the most sordid of all time.
- Yet there are no movies made today condemning this fiendish slaughter;
nor did any Allied airman - or Sir Winston - sit in the dock at Nuremberg.
In fact, the Dresden airmen were actually awarded medals for their role in
this mass murder. But, of course, they could not have been tried, because
there were "only following orders."
- Churchill, who ordered the Dresden slaughter to appease Stalin, as we
have seen, was knighted; and the rest is history. The cold-blooded sadism of
the massacre, however, is brushed aside by Churchill's biographers, who
still cannot bring themselves to tell how the desire of one madman to
impress another one led to the mass-murder of up to a half million people.
- So, to repeat, when we talk about Holocausts and war crimes let us not
forget Dresden, when fellow white men bombed into annihilation hundreds of
thousands of other white men, women and children. Will we ever see a Dresden
Memorial Day in Britain? I doubt it.
- * Although it will never be possible to obtain an exact count of the
victims, a reasonable estimate can be adduced by taking the number of
registered inhabitants of the city, doubling it by a factor of two-plus to
account for undocumented refugees in the city at the time, and then
extrapolating the number of dead from analogous instances in other German
cities subjected to saturation bombing and aerial atrocity during World War
II, notably Hamburg, Darmstadt and Pforzheim, inter alia.
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