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Germany's forgotten victims Luke Harding / Guardian  More than half a century on, buy cephalexin in us the allied bombing of Germany's cities during the second world war remains a controversial topic. Recently, buy cephalexin in us Britain's ambassador to Germany, buy cephalexin in us Sir Peter Torry, buy cephalexin in us travelled to the city of Kassel to mark the 60th anniversary of its destruction by British warplanes. Buy cephalexin in us Around 10, buy cephalexin in us000 people died on the night of October 22 1943, buy cephalexin in us when an immense firestorm swept the city. Buy cephalexin in us "In the peaceful Europe which we live in today, buy cephalexin in us it is hard for those who did not experience the second world war to understand the bitter emotions to which it gave rise, buy cephalexin in us" the ambassador said. Buy cephalexin in us There is nothing new about senior British officials touring German cities that were destroyed by British bombs: the Queen and Prince Charles have visited Dresden and Hamburg in recent years. Buy cephalexin in us However, buy cephalexin in us Sir Peter's speech comes at a time when the role of the Royal Air Force during the second world war is being debated afresh. Buy cephalexin in us Last week, buy cephalexin in us one of Germany's most controversial historians, buy cephalexin in us Jörg Friedrich, buy cephalexin in us published a new photo book about the issue. Buy cephalexin in us Called Brandstätten, buy cephalexin in us or Fire Sites, buy cephalexin in us it contains some of the most grisly images from the war ever to be published. Buy cephalexin in us None of them have been seen before. The victims are not Jewish, buy cephalexin in us but German. Buy cephalexin in us The charred, buy cephalexin in us mutilated bodies of women, buy cephalexin in us children and babies are all civilians who perished during the allies' bombing campaign against Germany's cities. Buy cephalexin in us In his book, buy cephalexin in us Friedrich argues that the RAF's relentless campaign against Germany during the final months of the war served no military purpose. Buy cephalexin in us Instead, buy cephalexin in us he says that Winston Churchill's decision to drop more bombs on a shattered Germany between January and May 1945, buy cephalexin in us most of them on small German towns of little strategic value, buy cephalexin in us was a war crime. Buy cephalexin in us "The bombing left an entire generation traumatised. Buy cephalexin in us But it was never discussed. Buy cephalexin in us There are Germans whose first recollections are of being hidden by their mothers. Buy cephalexin in us They remember cellars and burning human remains, buy cephalexin in us" Friedrich told the Guardian in an interview in Berlin last week. Buy cephalexin in us "It is only now that they are coming to terms with what happened." Around 600, buy cephalexin in us000 German civilians died during the allies' wartime raids on Germany, buy cephalexin in us including 76, buy cephalexin in us000 German children, buy cephalexin in us Friedrich says. Buy cephalexin in us In July 1943, buy cephalexin in us during a single night in Hamburg, buy cephalexin in us 45, buy cephalexin in us000 people perished in a vast firestorm. Buy cephalexin in us "The Second World War is traditionally portrayed as a struggle between good and evil. Buy cephalexin in us Bombers were the weapons of the winners. Buy cephalexin in us But what actually happened on the ground wasn't very heroic, buy cephalexin in us" Friedrich said last week. Buy cephalexin in us (cut) Most of the photos in Fire Sites had lain undiscovered in the archives of German towns for more than half a century before Friedrich found them. Buy cephalexin in us They offer a grim insight into what happened on the ground, buy cephalexin in us revealing that many of the civilians who died in allied raids were asphyxiated in their cellars. Buy cephalexin in us In Dresden, buy cephalexin in us SS workers from a nearby concentration camp were called in to dispose of large heaps of bodies. Buy cephalexin in us The photos include the petrified corpse of mother and child collected in a bathtub, buy cephalexin in us and the bleached skeleton of a baby killed during an air raid on Leipzig. Buy cephalexin in us There are also pictures of dead animals - an elephant and a giraffe - killed by a British air raid on Berlin zoo. Buy cephalexin in us Friedrich, buy cephalexin in us who is now 59, buy cephalexin in us grew up in Essen, buy cephalexin in us in the Ruhr, buy cephalexin in us a part of Germany's industrial heartland that comprehensively pulverised during the war years. Buy cephalexin in us An allied bomb flattened the house next door. Buy cephalexin in us "I asked my mother what happened to the neighbours. Buy cephalexin in us She said she didn't know. Buy cephalexin in us She said everybody looked after themselves, buy cephalexin in us" he recalled. Buy cephalexin in us During the sixties, buy cephalexin in us Friedrich moved to Berlin, buy cephalexin in us took part in the '68 movement, buy cephalexin in us and became a Trotskyite radical. Buy cephalexin in us Like many young Germans, buy cephalexin in us he interrogated his parents about their past, buy cephalexin in us concluding that his father, buy cephalexin in us a teacher, buy cephalexin in us had no Nazi leanings. Buy cephalexin in us Later, buy cephalexin in us he became a writer and broadcaster, buy cephalexin in us before turning to history. Buy cephalexin in us In the 80s, buy cephalexin in us he wrote a book about the Holocaust ("I argued that the railway was its essential weapon") and the German army's war crimes on the eastern front, buy cephalexin in us before turning his attention to the allied bombing of Germany. Buy cephalexin in us This last project made him notorious. Buy cephalexin in us Der Brand was serialised by Germany's mass-selling Bild tabloid, buy cephalexin in us and left-wing students tried to storm his book signings, buy cephalexin in us accusing him of revisionism for using the word "crematoria" to describe cellars incinerated by allied bombs. Buy cephalexin in us Friedrich admits he is a revisionist, buy cephalexin in us but says he is not interested in making moral judgements, buy cephalexin in us merely in what happened. Buy cephalexin in us He is reluctant, buy cephalexin in us though, buy cephalexin in us to discuss what alternatives Churchill had. Buy cephalexin in us "If you destroy a landscape of 160 cities, buy cephalexin in us most of medieval origin, buy cephalexin in us you do something to the cultural identity of a people. Buy cephalexin in us All I do is describe it, buy cephalexin in us" he said. Buy cephalexin in us (cut) Earlier this year, buy cephalexin in us he attempted to get hold of pictures of British victims of German bombing from the public record office in Kew, buy cephalexin in us but was told that they could not be published because of censorship rules. Buy cephalexin in us As a result, buy cephalexin in us Brandstätten concentrates almost exclusively on German victims. Buy cephalexin in us Der Brand has so far sold 185, buy cephalexin in us000 copies, buy cephalexin in us and been translated into six languages, buy cephalexin in us but has failed to find a British publisher. Buy cephalexin in us "One British editor told me my book would 'estrange' readers, buy cephalexin in us" Friedrich said. Buy cephalexin in us Colombia university will bring out an English edition next year. Buy cephalexin in us Friedrich has supporters inside Germany, buy cephalexin in us including the country's former chancellor, buy cephalexin in us Helmut Kohl, buy cephalexin in us whose home town, buy cephalexin in us Ludwigshafen, buy cephalexin in us was bombed by British planes during his boyhood, buy cephalexin in us and whose late wife was bombed at Leipzig. Buy cephalexin in us He has offered editorial advice, buy cephalexin in us and has praised the historian's work. Buy cephalexin in us Friedrich is not the first writer to tackle the tricky issue of German bombing victims. Buy cephalexin in us But Fire Sites is part of a new trend in Germany where, buy cephalexin in us after more than half a century of collective silence, buy cephalexin in us and the death of most survivors from the war generation, buy cephalexin in us what happened to Germans during the Nazi era is being openly discussed. Buy cephalexin in us "Germans in their seventies and eighties have not forgotten. Buy cephalexin in us Their memories are still vivid. Buy cephalexin in us People stand up in my public lectures and describe what befell their families, buy cephalexin in us" Friedrich said. Buy cephalexin in us "They have tears in their eyes and they can't breathe. Buy cephalexin in us "The main fact is that the British bombing of German cities wasn't very heroic. Buy cephalexin in us This was no heroic victory." http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/oct/22/worldd...