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John Davison, "Christian Aid news" Winter 2002 Issue 15, page 6
Everyone I spoke at the camp said they had come to escape the bombing. Many had stories of relatives being killed.
Full article: john.davison.html

Going to the Wars

Max Hastings, 2001 Pan Books, page 110

A glimpse of bombing of civilians in Vietnam, from a book by an experienced war reporter who is also a former editor of The Daily Telegraph.

Book excerpt: books/hastings_2001.html

The night the innocents died

Judy Dempsey, Financial Times, 11/12th February 1995, page 1, Section 3

This article contains interviews with survivors of the British and American terrorist bombing of Dresden in 1945. It also includes an interview with one of the bombers of other parts of Germany. Of particular interest is the glimpse he gives of the murderous hand of so-called "intelligence", directing the bombing to target refugees, while, as one of the survivors recalls, factories and railway lines remained intact.

Full article: press_cuttings/dresden_ft_11feb1995.html

Birds of Death

a Wall to Wall television production for Channel 4 MCMXCII director George Case

A documentary about british royal air force bombing and shooting of civilians both in Iraq and Waziristan (near modern Pakistan/Afghanistan border) during the 1920s and 1930s. It includes interviews with some of the perpetrators and some of their surviving victims. David Omissi appears in the credits as a consultant.

Transcript: birds_of_death/transcript.html

Baghdad and British bombers

David Omissi, The Guardian, 19 January 1991 Tenth paragraph:

This "police bombing" was too much for some air force officers to stomach. In 1924, a distinguished Air Commodore, Lionel Charlton, resigned his post as a staff officer in Iraq after he visited a hospital and saw the victims of British bombing recovering from their injuries. The air force recalled him to England, promising not to otherwise damage his career provided he took his protests no further; but they went back on their word and placed him on the retired list in 1928.

Full article: e/omissi_graun_19jan1991.html

The Night Hamburg Died

Martin Caidin, Four Square/New English Library, London, 1966. Originally published in USA by Ballatine Books, Inc, 1960

Photographs from the book.