Destruction of Dresden

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Destruction of Dresden

Post by David Thompson » 23 Feb 2004 18:34

Aleksei22 wrote:

CONFIDENTIAL

SUPREME HEADQUARTERS
ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
COMBINED FIELD PRESS CENSORSHIP GROUP (REAR)
APO 413, U.S. ARMY

18 February 1945
1300 Hours

Press Censors' Guidance No. 824
(Paris PCG #267 -- 18 February)

"TERROR" BOMBING OF GERMAN CITIES
1. An A.P. story to the effect that the Allied Air
Command has taken a decision to carry out "Terror"
bombing of German cities so as to create a refugee
problem and further congestion of communication centers was passed tonight in error.

2. Censors are advised that this story is wholly
erroneous and should not have been passed. Allied
policy is to bomb military objectives and those only
until the war is won; if a refugee problem is caused
thereby, this is an incidental difficulty with which
the enemy has to deal. Censors will be guided accordingly.

AUTHORITY: Lt Col Merrick

RMH

CONFIDENTIAL


The A.P. story was of a communiqué released by British Air
Commodore Grierson at SHAEF headquarters; it was true.
See David Irving, Apocalypse '45: The Destruction of Dresden
(Focal Point, London).

The US Eighth Air Force target maps for Dresden have been
released and show that the Americans too had been instructed
to attack the city center, not the marshalling yards, as conformist
USAAF historians claimed for over fifty years.
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Post by David Thompson » 23 Feb 2004 18:43

Interested readers may find these previous Dresden threads helpful:

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viewtopic.php?t=27506

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