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I think it was less about brutality than about fear of reprisal and escalation, a policy which held true between them until Croydon was accidently bombed in the later stages of the Battle of Britain.

However, neither Germany nor the UK were, at any time, shy about bombing those unable to shoot back. Indeed they felt that their technical superiority gave them the right and even the obligation to do so

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jun 27th, 2017 at 05:36:12 PM EST
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