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To: SeekAndFind
If I remember my history correctly, the firebombings of Japanese cities killed more people and did more destruction than the A bombs. I could be wrong, though.

War is hell.

12 posted on 08/06/2013 8:05:11 AM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: liege

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Tokyo

Approximately 16 square miles (41 km2) of the city of Tokyo ALONE were destroyed and some 100,000 people are estimated to have died in the resulting firestorm, more IMMEDIATE deaths than either of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 8:08:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: liege

100% correct. A LOT more.

Many of the larger bombing raids in Germany also killed more.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 8:09:28 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: liege
If I remember my history correctly, the firebombings of Japanese cities killed more people and did more destruction than the A bombs.

Correct. The official Air Force figures were 40 k dead from initial effects. 140k in Tokyo March 6 1945 firebombing. The number of dead in Hiroshima and Nagasaki keep growing. A 97 year old survivor dies of cancer and his death gets added.

30 posted on 08/06/2013 8:21:35 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: liege
If I remember my history correctly, the firebombings of Japanese cities killed more people and did more destruction than the A bombs. I could be wrong, though.

You're right. The firebombings killed far more people and caused much more destruction than did the nukes.

65 posted on 08/06/2013 9:04:31 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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