Last Wednesday, the day of the remembrance, the Badische Zeitung devoted one page to the cataclysm that nearly annihilated Freiburg. The most famous aerial photo taken in early spring of 1945 is the one below showing the "intact" looking Münster church in the midst of the expanse of ruins of the surrounding houses.
In the BZ article I read for the first time the English term: moral bombing. Up to now I knew about strategic, carpet, area bombings, and had even heard the phrase: We should bomb them back to the Stone Age but I never had come across the cynical combination of moral and bombing.
|... pourvu que ça fasse des victimes boches|