Firestorm in Dresden The Bloody 100th Bomb Group Documentary

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The murder of civilians.
Dresden, and other civilian targets in Europe and Japan, were selected in an effort to cause the enemy military leaders to conceed defeat. They were carried out to save american lives and bring the war to an end. Decisions like that were way above my pay grade, but when it came down to me or them, I always picked them.
They just killed women, elderly and children in Dresden in a coward revenge. The British are proud of it.
Alam Udesky
This is a description of the worst allied travesty of WW2 ,Dresden had no military value. ,old men women and children.coo coo clocks\nAnd China .150000k peopled died in a attack that had no military justification.\nTo confirm this Read Kurt Vonnegott,s first person account of this in Slaughterhouse Five
Alex Teperev
Those bombings was allied atrocities against German civilians
Austin Brasher
Lt. Colonel Harold C. Brasher shot down over North Africa December 15, 1942 . . . Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart . . . 18 months in a British Hospital . . . Left Army Air Corp. 1948 . . . Died December 27, 1976, at the age of 57, never fully recovered from physical or mental wounds, and never considered himself a hero . . . RIP
Bob Mitchell
Fire bombing any city is a war crime...period! ⚖
Bob Smithereens
The U.S. should have supported Germany against Russia.  Patton would agree.
Bobby Paluga
500+ cities were destroyed by the German Air Force from Warsaw to Coventry, London to Rotterdam. The Germans did not attempt to avoid civilians. The Brits bombed at night, this was so inaccurate that only 10% of their bombs landed within 5 miles of their targets. Unlike the US, they had no way to avoid bombing civilians. Don't cry to me about the Allie bombing without speaking of the horror the Germans brought to world.
Bubi Ruski
I wrote to the Hardcore History\nNo my friend. Germans were certainly not the good ones but this all did not create a global war. But the declaration of war and subsequent fuelling of this unnecessary war did create a global war ! There is a intention behind all this but the media ignore this and you do not like to accept this. It is obvious that Mussolini was at least as bad as Hitler but the English bastards did not declare war on the Italians even though the the Italians attacked the British knock knees in Africa. The English bastards declared war on the Germans even though not attacked. How does this match ? Do they all believe we do not observe this ?
I am 88 years of age, as a boy I lived close by one of the bomber stations, and I saw them fly our and fly back. The numbers coming back was always very much less than those who flew out. We children [as we were then] really looked up to the men when they were off base. They were kind and generous, to our call of \
Charlie Abbot
An 87% chance you wouldn't make it through your tour? \nAnd today's 19 year olds are worried about whether or not a freak can pee in the women's restroom.
Cole Wilds
Bombing Dresden was a war crime.
Craig Pennington
All those guys has steel balls-the right stuff-they gave their all for our freedom. My great uncle flew P-38s and my other uncle was in the Battle of the Bulge. A bullet went into his jacket, traveled all the way around his waist and came out the other side. He did come home. Needles to say that his Guardian Angel was with him. I have the utmost respect for those who fought that war and all wars before or since.
Churchill and scumbag Arthur bomber Harris are both war criminals !!!
Daniel Kuchenberg
Nothing about Dresden until 43:50. Thumb Down
David Krater
Yeah that's why it's called war not play. And Germany did exactly the same thing, except they did it first. \nAir Marshall Harris said if the Germans thought they could go around bombing people and not be bombed in return they were foolish.\nAnglo American forces just had more effective equipment than the Germans.
Dingle Stingle
Lucky that America and England won. Many would have been killed for war crimes but the winners survive and also write history. Ever notice that in most wars almost always the winning side somehow end up being called the good guys?
Djong TM
Bombing of this german city was too brutal.
Dream Catcher Man
Bunch of Cunts Bombing Dresdon its was a Historical Town.
F Huber
Don't want your cities bombed to rubble?\n\nDON'T START A WAR.\n\nWe didn't start it... but we sure as hell ended it.
Francisco Silva
The Germans deserve everything they get and more
Frank Bowman
Remember, Millennials: When the US bombs people, it's \
Frank Quitely
I've read about fifty replies. I've studied WWII, in class, and on my own for five decades. Yes, Dresden was horrid and yes, it should have been a war crime. But, oh, you revisionist historians, contrary to no-nothing replies, you cannot compare the absolute horror and revulsion of the Axis powers against civilians and the military. And, oh, the irony. My father and his peers shed their literal blood so ignorant youth, taught by leftist. agenda-driven university professors, could share their ignorant comments on this website without some bootjack fascist knocking down their door and executing them on the front streets. And blaming it on the Jews? You foolish, foolish children. You can't even reason for yourselves but babble tired cliches of what others in absolute ignorance and hate have said.
Ganja Claus
Funny how they say dropping bombs on \
All things considered, war is hell.. and when you have a relentless foe bent on destroying everything in their path, you can only stop it by turning the people against those who started it to begin with.. and it was working. Just not fast enough. Sadly, when all our vets are gone, there will be no more witnesses to the atrocities committed. Why do you think Patton brought in photographers to the death camps.. because some yahoo is gonna say it never happened \u003c- I'm paraphrasing. Doesn't any one remember the reports of ME262 pilots firing on SS Panzers for shooting their own ground troops on the Russian front? Yup, Hitler told them too. \n\nI have a great respect for all vets. They did the job a lot of others couldn't or wouldn't do. Most importantly, did we learn from it? I sure as hell hope we did.
When you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind.
Grim Fandango
In this film, the narrator says \
Gulsen Bello
These uncultured idiots destroyed a beautiful heritage city (Dresden) which had no military significance & was full of refugees. Yes, give these SOB medals because they have blood on their hands.
Henry Seidel
The Americans still seem to believe that this mass murder of civilians was a heroic operation. In Nuremberg the Nazis were hanged for the same kind of crimes.
The irony of a man who dropped Phosphorous bombs on a town undefended, only women and children, while the burning phosphorous clung to their skins and turned them into human torches, subjecting thousands to the most painful death imaginable, then going on to prosecute nazis in the Nuremberg trials is hilarious.\n\nI guess it takes a monster to identify another monster.
Htos 1
What an awesome generation(my grandparents)!
Ja Ads
As an English man who's grandfather fought in both world wars I must admit I'm ashamed abt what when on in Dresden , and Hiroshima,
Jake Law
no nazi uprisings for 70 years....along with the trials, overall success for the world....
Jake Yaboi
Jeff Schumacher
The Allied veterans of WWII are absolute hero's to the world. God Bless them all...
Jen Werner
America is as guilty as sin!!!!! This video is nothing but yankie propaganda!
Jim Porter
Well, then Hitler shouldn't have started the whole bombing of civilian cities mess by bombing London. He asked for it. He got it. (And no, I don't for a minute believe the first bombing of London was a mistake. The kraut bombardier knew exactly what he was doing based on the orders he received.)
John Smith
The Russians were almost at Berlin and the war was all but over . Bombing Dresden civilians was a war crime.
You start horriffic games, you win horrific prizes...
Jt Williams
Just maybe, the development of nuclear weapons has prevented wars between great powers that would be fought on a global scale. Nukes have made military conquest politically unpalatable. At least, between nuclear armed nations and their allies.
Ken Havens
War is terrible, children and civilians pay the price for the hubris of heads of state and fanatical leaders.
Letocetum sulley
Very very sad, All those brave boys and men gave everything only for politicians to open our borders to 3rd World Terrorism....... Shame and Disgraceful, as an Englishman I have to add many innocents died, It's not in our culture to glorify suffering on any level, most veterans here never talk about the war, we know Germans weren't all Nazis ....... RIP
Lord Nose
Lynn Daugherty
My Dad was in the 100th and completed 47 missions. Hes gone now but his service will never be forgotton!! I LOVE YOU DAD!
Mark Harrison
I'm so glad my great-grandparents lit fires every night from September 1940 to May 1941 to guide the Luftwaffe as it blitzed cities in the UK!
Mark R
My Dad was in the 100th. (Gilbert Luster Langdon) His plane was Blackcat 13. He was the belly gunner. 30 missions and a lucky bastards award. His last flight was the day before D day.
Martin D. Rand
Before (yes, BEFORE) Dresden, the Germans bombed civilians to terrorize them and destroy their will to resist ---- in Guernica, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Warsaw, Beograd, Bilboa, Wielun, Coventry, Portsmouth, Stalingrad, Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast, Gosport, Sheffield, Cardiff, Manchester, Ipswitch, Nottingham, Southampton, Swansea, and Plymouth. The Germans themselves invented the bombing of innocent civilians -----their first (and history's first) was London in 1915, bombed from a German dirigible, killing 7 and wounding 35. \nBut why did the Allies do this to Dresden? It was surely an atrocity for its timing and ferocity. To paraphrase Nietzsche, “When you fight monsters, you become one yourself”. The level of hatred the Germans created for themselves in WW2 was so intense, it destroyed reason. The bible fortold it for them: “He who sows the wind, shall reap the whirlwind”. That was Dresden.
Mason 777
In Dresden there where no Wehrmacht !! Only refugees! \n\n No reason to bomb!!
Michael Neel
My Uncle mike who fought in the battle of the Bulge, he never came home . Not because he was killed but because he feel in love with a German girl named Margo & lived his life in Bremen . He loved the German people & he would always say the French ere the True SOB ;) . My Grand parents & my parents would travel to Germany many times after the war ... Can't help who you fall in love with :) ...
Michael Towler
I'm not going to watch this as I'm tired of hearing about Dresden . Terrible yes but the Germans only got back what they loved dishing  out , they were quite ok with that !Bombing British civilian's and the Spanish civilians in the Spanish Civil War.
Mike W
you don't win Wars by being nice guys. That's why we didn't win Korea that's why we didn't win Vietnam. We tried to be nice and win hearts and Minds instead of total Annihilation. And War you beat your enemy into submission. That's how you win Wars that's how you ultimately save more lives
Morris Rose
Oh my Good... \
Mr. Snrub
Nachtrevi 82
No more brothers war
Patrick Guinnane
Dresden was a war crime, its just a consequence of the victor writing the history of events. History reports 25k dead...more like 100k or even more...imagine...a European city that saw the same level of carnage as the atomic bombings of Japan...nope...have to scrub that info from the history books,..25k is a reasonable number apparently. 25 thousand men, women and children.\n\
Randy Nixon
Many guys who serve never even discuss who is \
Robert Lane
+ History Of Wars; Shame that you didn't have any-more \
Rosemary Lusty
30,000 US airmen lost! The German army was 14 million men - so the \
Ruben Escobar
Terrible! This documentary looks to be in honor who survive they suicidal job. But important point is to kill civilians and destroy the city on purpose to send the 2nd mission half hour after and next day. City was like big hospital. Full of refugees. Not war industries are working there like use to. Not defens at all. No excuses and reasons for this. Only killers. Both sides. Nobody care about civilians, art and culture
SassyHershsey SassyHershey
mass murder hidden into a video
Shawn Sitaras
They don't raise men like this anymore true countrymen with one thing that AMERICA is missing today BALLS!!!!!!! This guiness is for you men God bless the USA
Snide Pete
War is an activity which can only be indulged in by humans in a psychotic state of mind. Hence the history of warfare is one of whichever country can put the greatest number of its citizens into a psychotic state of mind is the \
A massacre on civilians!
Steve Fowler
Mr. Rosenthal seems like quite the man...
Steven Speece
The bombing of Dresden was nothing short of a war crime. The planners should have been arrested & hanged.
Susse Kind
I've studied the bombing of Dresden extensively over the years. My conclusion to the matter: it was outright mass murder. I don't blame the pilots and crews, I blame the individuals that knowingly gave the orders to kill, mostly by burning alive, mostly women, children and the elderly. But the Allies won the war, so nothing ever happened to those responsible. In any halfway decent military, They should have, in my opinion , been held accountable, court-martialed and executed, for violations of the Geneva Convention and crimes against humanity. - Peace and love to all.
Swaglife 81
Can anyone imagine seeing 1,000 bombers flying tight formations flying over the same area for a 2 he period. I can't imagine seeing that
The Falconaires Orchestra
Again the same old BS about Dresden! Somebody should go to the Air Force Museum at Maxwell AF Base, and the National Archivdes to research the intelligence covering the raid on Dresden and WHY the Americans and British decided on the mission. Also, some one should research the Russian archives and research their REQUEST for the mission. The idea of the mission being \
Tom Davis
Thank You for Your service and sacrifices .
Troy Mccane
It was allies who first started bombing German cities. Germans eventually responded in kind. Throughout the war and after Luftwaffe stopped flying over England, German cities and their civilians remained a major target for allied air forces. There is no comparison in the scale of the two. During Nuremberg trials, Goering was tried for bombing civilians. Not a word of the enormous scale of the crime allies committed on German civilians. German civilians never even received an apology for crimes committed on them let alone having anyone answer for those crimes in a court of law. The message we send to the rest of the world is that when you are comfortable about winning the war, you are free to commit atrocities without the fear of prosecution. Look at almost all wars and major conflicts after World War II and you'll understand the consequences of this. Instead, we watch videos and documentaries like this one, where crime is glorified.
W Zen
Why fight WW2 and then just hand over Europe to Islam? Globalism and its open borders must now be defeated. Merkel must go.
War Child
Hardcore History. The British declared war on the Germans 1939. This is sufficiently documented. All other animosities occured just by fuelling this unnecessary war by the Brits. This war ended with 70mil dead. It is completely clear that the British try now to blame the Germans to have started this war !
rule no1 never start a war may not like the end case closed
These guys killed many hundreds of thousands of innocent women, children and old people, not too much to be proud of I'd say. Dresden was a war crime using illegal weapons. The yanks should not even have been in this war which was to carry out a regime change in Germany and nothing more.
Being young and learning about ww2 I can honestly say this generation was the best America as ever seen. So proud to be American and thankful for those who gave their lives to make this happen.
My uncle flew on most of the missions shown in this video.   He managed to survive.   He passed away last year, in his 90's.     He was one of he most humble, decent men I've ever known.
brian critchley
Dresden was a overkill mistake, didn't need to be done, Germany was finished, the children who died is totally evil.. The Allied forces had taken control.. A good artist knows when to stop..
Bombing Dresden was plain murder. The war was over and the city wasn't a military target.
And America elects a criminal like trump and his gang! Stand Up America. Throw trump in prison.
The bombing of Dresden was a war crime.
david hollinghurst
Dresden the payback for the bombing of Coventry
The British bombed by night, because in the first raid on Heligoland bright in 1939, they got absolutely massacred. 12 out of the 22 bombers were lost and 57 crew men killed as against two German fighters downed and their pilots killed. \nEven then they could suffer very badly at night because they flew at set heights and speeds so a squadron would form a line nose to tail, a few of miles between each. A German fighter could pick up the end of the stream and fly along taking down one aircraft after another. I think the record was seven Lancaster's from the same squadron lost in 15 minutes to just one night fighter.\nAs it happens the actress Alex Kingston's father was one of the aircrew on the Heligoland raid and he was decorated for pulling a dying friend from their sinking aircraft. He survived the war, but never talked about it and she said he threw his decoration in the Thames.
gatti 500
heads of states declare wars , civilians pay the price ...
jimmi hotdog
Dresden was chiefly a christen city as was Hiroshima and Nagasaki\nand just who hate Christens?\n\n\
My step father flew B 17's out of North Africa to liberate Italy then flew out of Italy to bomb Austria. He was shot down on his 23 mission over Austria and was sole survivor of his plane. He was 23 years old and was wounded and had his front teeth knocked by a Austrian youth. Spent 6 months in a German Red Cross camp his left arm was almost severed at the shoulder and the Germans repaired the damage and he made it home with his arm. His name was John Thomas Farrington. Rest In Peace Jack.
mccolock maq
Churchill the zionist single handedly blocked German Police peace talks and should be re judged as the \
nashi nash
The mass bombings of civilian targets in WWII has always been a controversial war strategy that caused untold sufferings on non-combatants whether in the western theater or in the Far East. Its supposed to break the morale of the warring nations but evidence have shown this is not really working.
A good friend of mine's father was a \
War is the most terrible and horrific thing. The enemy wants to kill you no matter what, so we have to defend ourselves and that's what our brave soldiers and pilots did. We didn't choose to have to do this, but the enemy will just keep on slaughtering and murdering decent folks. We cannot have this and we will fight and sacrifice our young men and women to achieve victory over the animals that started this. I can't imagine what our soldiers went thru but they saved us and because of those efforts we are safe in America and Europe is safer.
sean m
My recently departed grandmother escaped Dresden 1 hour before the bombing started.
Why they said all the time Nazi-Germany ? It was Germany and the main Targets were Women and Childs, very easy !\nBut ok, I agree, the way of the US, to bomb in daylight missions mostly military important Targest was sure the better one.\nAnd if there are Heroes in an a bombing war, then it were the Americans, surely not te English, who want to destroy german Womans and childs.
The bombing of Dresden was a war crime, neither more nor less. Just like the bombings of Coventry or London. For a targeted attack on civilians, women and children, there is never a justification. If someone visits Dresden one day, he/she will find a golden cross on the top of the \
wayne s
Dresden was a disgrace.
willie otoole
It is easy now to call these fire storm bombing raids war crimes which I believe they were. However, after years of German bombing over Britain the desire for revenge was an understandable human emotion and inevitable. \