The Many Bombings of Aachen with Dr Philip Blood

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The Damcasters - The Aviation History Podcast
The Many Bombings of Aachen with Dr Philip Blood

On the night of the 13/14th of July 1943, RAF Bomber Command returned to the German city of Aachen again. This time they were carrying what they termed an “arson load”. The attack created a firestorm that would take over a day to burn out and kill hundreds. Eleven days later, Operation Gomorrah, the firebombing of Hamburg, was carried out. Historian Dr Philip Blood joins me to discuss the July raid and the many other attacks on Aachen. In this extended episode, we look at Bomber Command’s procedures and the intent used to promulgate the bombing offensive and the point at which their purpose became genocidal. WARNING – this episode contains a discussion of death, autopsies and genocide.

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