Monday, July 29, 2013

Jul

29

1943

Germany is stunned by the impact of the Hamburg raids

Men search amid debris for survivors in Hamburg following RAF raids of July to October 1943.

A city of a million inhabitants has been destroyed in a manner unparalleled in history. We are faced with problems that are almost impossible of solution. Food must be found for this population of a million. Shelter must be secured. The people must be evacuated as far as possible. They must be given clothing. In short, we are facing problems there of which we had no conception even a few weeks ago.