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Offline edubs31

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Re: Bombing of the palaces
« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2013, 03:32:40 PM »
Didn't they spare much of London in the same way during the Blitz?

It would seem to me that going out of one's way to destroy an enemies historical landmarks is tantamount to torturing and killing POWs. In that that'll retaliate and do the same. You also engender a lot of hatred in your enemy by decimating such cultural shrines. Even if you're fortunate enough to conquer them it's always important to think not only about achieving victory at the present but the securing peace and stability for the future.

It's hard to imagine, as an America, had the German's and Japanese destroyed the Statue of Liberty in an assault on New York, the Washington monument in DC, or Independence Hall in Philadelphia, etc, that we still wouldn't be considering them our blood enemies today.
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Re: Bombing of the palaces
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2013, 03:51:34 PM »
Actually London took a beating during the Blitz especialy the East End dock areas. That was intentional, though bombing was of necessity conducted at pretty high altitudes once British air defences got organised.

You're right of course about the likelihood of senseless, non-strategic, bombing or terror tactics of any kind backfiring, that is, provoking even greater enemy defiance and will to resist. That's pretty basic human psychology during wartime.

The Germans paid an incalculable price for their barbarism as the Red Army entered German territory and got their turn.
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Re: Bombing of the palaces
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2013, 05:27:35 PM »
Sadly, what the Nazis did was their intended goal, they were known for destroying historical buildings.

If they had invaded the U.S., could see them doing the same thing to Mount Vernon, Montecello (sp?), and other historical homes.

Well, allies bombed and destroyed completely Dresden, when the war was almost over, and a city with absolutely nothing connected with weapons. Nobody is a saint at war....

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« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2013, 06:13:29 PM »
By the way, I should mention that there is an interesting blog where some Teutophiles are discussing the travesty that was the destruction of the Berlin royal palace by the East Germans.  They are wringing their hands over what the nasty Russians did to Berlin just as we wring our hands over what the nasty Germans did to St. Petersburg and its suburban palaces.  Of course, they ban all discussion about the war itself, apparently because mentions of who attacked whom first tended to go south rather quickly on that board.

In any case, in their view, what happened to Pavlovsk and the Catherine Palace is no worse than what their beloved Stadtschloß suffered.  I've seen innumerable photos and paintings of the Berlin buidling.  And I can assure you . . . it was to Pavlovsk what Hulk Hogan is to Margot Fonteyn.  

I'm interested in the blog you mention. Please, could you give us the coordinates to find it in the web? Thanks in advance.