Pavel (ppl) wrote,

стратегические бомбардировки

Пара цитат к недавним обсуждениям бомбардировки Дрездена. Сами цитаты - про Японию, но это в основном потому, что там идея стратегических бомбардировок просто была доведена до "логического завершения".

"There are no innocent civilians. It is their government and you are fighting a people, you are not trying to fight an armed force anymore. So it doesn't bother me so much to be killing the so-called innocent bystanders" - General Curtis LeMay, USAF, Commanding officer, U.S. strategic bombing campaign against Japan.

"We military men do not pull punches or put on Sunday School picnics. We are making War and making it in the all-out fashion which saves American lives, shortens the agony which War is and seeks to bring about an enduring Peace. We intend to seek out and destroy the enemy wherever he or she is, in the greatest possible numbers, in the shortest possible time. For us, THERE ARE NO CIVILIANS IN JAPAN." - Colonel Harry F. Cunningham, USAF (emphasis in original)

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