"Modern Germany's heart never before had to endure hostile fire. Now the R.A. F. carries it there...If you go to a dinner party, you are prepared to either leave with dessert or to spend the night...During the bombing raids, the restaurants will quietly warn all their customers to rush their kraut, pony-up, and schnell nach Hause gehen."
By war's end it was estimated that as many as 580,000 Germans were killed by the allied air armada (many of them were children and far more women than men were slaughtered).
An Englishman who was nick-named "Bomber Harris" was the fellow who planned and organized much of the destruction of Nazi Germany: click here to read about him
Click here to read more World War II articles about the bombing of Germany.
Click here to read about the bombing of Japan.