Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Advertisement
13-02-2020, 21:26   #2
Ninthlife
Registered User
 
Ninthlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,158
Remarkable pictures

Have recently been re watching The World at War. Hadnt seen it in many a year

Highly recommend for anyone with an interest in history
Ninthlife is offline  
13-02-2020, 21:27   #3
Fr_Dougal
Registered User
 
Fr_Dougal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 7,562
I wasn’t even born then.
Fr_Dougal is offline  
13-02-2020, 21:34   #4
Ninthlife
Registered User
 
Ninthlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,158
1200 planes, 4 tonnes of bombs and resulted in over 20,000 deaths
Ninthlife is offline  
(2) thanks from:
13-02-2020, 22:49   #5
klaz
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 8,038
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ninthlife View Post
1200 planes, 4 tonnes of bombs and resulted in over 20,000 deaths
Worth looking at Operation Meetinghouse... over 90k civilians dead.
klaz is offline  
Advertisement
13-02-2020, 22:53   #6
JupiterKid
Registered User
 
JupiterKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 7,968
The destruction wreaked upon Japan and Germany was almost total. Most of their main cities pretty much flattened - the images of Tokyo, Berlin and Dresden after carpet bombing are pretty much as shocking as those of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that felt the full force of the newly invented atomic bomb.

Almost complete destruction of most critical infrastructure in Germany and Japan too. But both countries rose quickly from the ashes of war to become post-war economic giants.

Both countries paid a very heavy price for being the Axis in the Second World War.
JupiterKid is offline  
Thanks from:
13-02-2020, 22:54   #7
Birneybau
Registered User
 
Birneybau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 8,913
BOARDS BEGAN! oh, right
Birneybau is online now  
Thanks from:
13-02-2020, 22:55   #8
dreamers75
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 19,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ninthlife View Post
1200 planes, 4 tonnes of bombs EACH and resulted in over 20,000 deaths

Sorry had to fix that.
dreamers75 is offline  
(5) thanks from:
13-02-2020, 22:57   #9
Padre_Pio
Registered User
 
Padre_Pio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 642
A combination of high explosives, then fire bombs.
The fire bombs created a firestorm, which caused hurricane winds inside the city. Afterwards, people were found literally melted into the tarmac roads as they tried to flee.

The reason the Allies bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki instead of Tokyo was that Tokyo was already destroyed by repeated bombing campaigns.

The English talk about deaths during years of the Blitz, but Germans and Japanese were losing that amount weekly.
Padre_Pio is offline  
Advertisement
13-02-2020, 22:58   #10
Skylinehead
AROOOOO!
 
Skylinehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,937
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamers75 View Post
Sorry had to fix that.
6.5 for a Lancaster.

As mentioned before, Meetinghouse was the most crazy one. More people died in Tokyo over the two days than in either atomic bombings.
Skylinehead is offline  
(5) thanks from:
13-02-2020, 22:58   #11
dreamers75
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 19,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by Padre_Pio View Post
.

The English talk about deaths during years of the Blitz, but Germans and Japanese were losing that amount weekly.
but they started it.
dreamers75 is offline  
(2) thanks from:
13-02-2020, 23:00   #12
Padre_Pio
Registered User
 
Padre_Pio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 642
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamers75 View Post
but they started it.
The average Joe Soap killed in Dresden didn't start WW2 no more than the average person killed in Omagh started the Troubles.

They still died though.
Padre_Pio is offline  
13-02-2020, 23:01   #13
Itssoeasy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 27,501
Quote:
Originally Posted by JupiterKid View Post
The destruction wreaked upon Japan and Germany was almost total. Most of their main cities pretty much flattened - the images of Tokyo, Berlin and Dresden after carpet bombing are pretty much as shocking as those of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that felt the full force of the newly invented atomic bomb.

Almost complete destruction of most critical infrastructure in Germany and Japan too. But both countries rose quickly from the ashes of war to become post-war economic giants.

Both countries paid a very heavy price for being the Axis in the Second World War.
I mean Berlin was always going to be in ruins after the war ended seeing as how the British and Americans and Russian were advancing towards hell bent on ended the war.

Hiroshima was utterly destroyed and some of the stories of the aftermath are horrific. Nagasaki from memory of reading about the attacks sat in a valley so while obviously destroyed it wasn't as widespread as Hiroshima looked like San Francisco after that earthquake in 1903 or 1906.
Itssoeasy is offline  
Thanks from:
13-02-2020, 23:05   #14
Padre_Pio
Registered User
 
Padre_Pio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 642
Hardcore History 42 and 59 are very good if you're looking for personal stories on carpet bombing and the atomic bombs.

The accounts are chilling.
Padre_Pio is offline  
13-02-2020, 23:21   #15
barney shamrock
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 366
50 years ago today Black Sabbath released their debut album, thus giving birth to heavy metal.
barney shamrock is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet