Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mar

5

1943

The ‘Battle of the Ruhr’ begins with Essen

Fires burning in Essen on the night 5-6th March 1943.

The subject of morale had been dropped, and I was now required to proceed with the general “ disorganisation” of German industry, giving priority to certain aspects of it such as U-boat building, aircraft production, oil production, transportation and so forth, which gave me a very wide range of choice and allowed me to attack pretty well any German industrial city of 100,000 inhabitants and above.