Monday, May 30, 2011

The other side of WWII

"Zamperini was a bombardier on a B-24, and at the very time he was being tortured by the Japanese, other bomber crews, made up of men no better or worse than he, carried out “Operation Gomorrah” — the weeklong raid on Hamburg, Germany, that in July 1943 killed some 40,000 civilians and destroyed virtually the entire city."  And "America lost 143,000 soldiers in the fight against Germany, Davies points out, while the Soviet Union lost 11 million."