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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
I brought up the two German cities as their death toll approached that of Hiroshima.

Yes they actually surpassed the atomic bomb casualties as did the conventional incendiary raid on Tokyo on the night of March 9-10, 1945. Three hundred thirty four B-29s attacked the city with incendiary weapons (magnesium/thermite & napalm). Seventeen square miles were reduced to ashes and the fires could be seen from 150 miles away. Estimates of the number killed range between 80,000 and 200,000, a higher death toll than that produced by the dropping of the atomic bombs six months later.

20 posted on 03/02/2010 11:37:45 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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21 posted on 03/02/2010 11:40:40 AM PST by Maverick68 (w)
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