"Another attempt by English to avoid war crimes" - Amos ALL sides in WWII eventually gave up on trying to hit specific targets in their strategic bombing campaign. The technically the strategic bombing campaign, especially the British after 1940 and Americans against Japan were 'War Crimes'. Exactly the same sort of war crimes as a recent little war in the Mideast engaged in. Massive assaults upon civilian infrastructure with collateral destruction of civilians instead of targeting military positions and industry. "I know history is written by the strong western powers, but there should be a limit to historians manipulating the "facts". - Amos The 'fact' is that there is no evidence for the wild numbers used for propaganda by many on both the right and left concerning the attacks on Dresden. The number of dead was probably closer to the 20,204 listed by city authorities at the time than even the top number now suggested of 40,000. The most common number now indulged is 25,000.
from the article: Did Nazis exaggerate death toll in WWII Dresden air raid?