Tuesday, March 10, 2009

War crime - Allies firebombed up to 200,000 Tokyo civilians

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

1945 World War II: Less than a month after British Air Force and US Air Force bombed Dresden, Germany (February 13, 1945, killing between 35,000 and 200,000 civilians), the Americans did much the same to Tokyo, Japan.

On this day, 334 American B-29 bombers fire-bombed Tokyo including non-military targets, with nearly 2,000 tons of incendiaries, setting fire to the city and killing about 100,000 innocent men, women and children, also leaving about 1.5 million people without homes. An area of seventeen square miles of Tokyo was destroyed in a day ...

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