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Date Posted: 21:24:58 03/01/05 Tue
Author: Bob
Subject: Re: Cologne
In reply to: Chris 's message, "Re: Cologne" on 09:26:01 02/28/05 Mon


never saw this one before. Quite apocalyptic for sure. The cathedral seemingly the only building remaining amidst the surrounding rubble.

On a quick google search it would appear that the Cologne Raid was the first major RAF bombing run of the war and that the city was bombed on the night of May 30th 1942 by over 800 planes. Over 45,000 citizens were made homeless.

>>So I guess the Cologne Dome was like a mosque today,
>>off-limits to bombing.
>Excatly. But it also served as an orientation guide
>for bombing the city.

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