Saturday, May 25, 2013

May

25

1943

Goebbels alarmed over the Dortmund raid

Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial taken over Duisburg, Germany, following the attack by aircraft of Bomber Command on the night of 12/13 May 1943. This shows severe damage to the Altstadt in the city centre, caused by high explosive and incendiary bombs.

One can now see what a very short-sighted proposal it was of Goering’s to evacuate bombed-out people to Burgundy and other sections of occupied France. In Dortmund, between eighty and a hundred thousand people are homeless. Let the Reich Marshal go to Dortmund himself and propose that they evacuate to France!