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East asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

During the early years of WWII, did civilians in Axis countries show concern for civilians in cities that the Axis bombed?

When Germany bombed Polish, Dutch and British cities in 1939 to 1941, did any German or Italian civilians publicly express disagreement with aerial bombardment tactics?  

Surely come civilians, out of decency, didn’t want to see other civilians killed and beautiful cities leveled.  

And surely some civilians didn’t want Allies countries retaliating with large-scale bombardment of Germany and Italy.  Right?

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  • larry1
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    1 month ago
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    The early years would be 1939, 1940. Certainly some German civilians did show concern and care and same for Italy (although Italy really didn't bomb much). But it must be understood the civilians in Germany and Italy were constantly lied to by their dictatorships and were blocked from knowing what was going on outside their country, in the war, or even inside their country.

    The Nazis in Germany, the Fascists in Italy were never elected never won a majority but took over anyway and once in power closed off all real news and only told the civilians lies. 

    Most civilians are always decent people, but I'd guess even in 1939/40 only 15-20% of Germans even knew Warsaw was blown up or Rotterdam bombed unnecessarily. Instead the Nazis would tell them lies like 'Rotterdam surrendered happily and our troops were greeted with flowers'.  

    To express disagreement...hardly anyone did. If you did, 1st you'd certainly lose your job and no one would hire you, then if you continued certain tortured to death in concentration camp.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Chemical Weapons were unleased in WWI. Germany had a King at the time. The horrible torture machine of WWII is the product of violent reactions to self-serving monarchists that systemically enslaved their populations through religious and political indoctrination. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    The German bombing of British cities by bombers call the "Blitz" began in Sept 1940 and ended in May 1941. The Allied bombing of German cites began at this time, night and day. Therefore I would have to say there was much civilian concern on both sides.

    After 1941, Germany started to send "buzz bombs" ( V1 and V2 rockets) over to devastate British cities.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Many citizens of the Axis were busy to survive the bomb attacks, especially of the British, who bombed them before they bombed the British.

    Furthermore, concerns about civilians on the other side varied and depended on the individual. Some people had empathy and pitied the other side; others hated them and were in favor of bombing and again others did not care.

    I know only that there were several Germans (whom I know personally) who were against the war from the very beginning.

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  • 1 month ago

    Some did and some didn't just like some Americans show concern for citizens in places that are bombed such as Iraq and those who don't have the capacity to care for innocent civilians who haven't done anything wrong don't.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Some did, and they had the right to. Germany is a free country. Always has been, always will be.

    None of that changes the fact that the war was a just one, and had our economy not been raped by the kike war mongers there would have been no war. 

  • 1 month ago

    the answer to that is basically no.

    If you were German, or Italian, you didn't question what Hitler was doing, and you certainly were not getting full unbiased news about the war.

  • 1 month ago

    the V1 and the V2 were mainly used to destroy Civilian London 

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, they were quickly identified and put on watchlists. Some were called mentally defective, others were imprisoned and some murdered extrajudicially.

    Adherence to popular authority was absent rights although adherence to rules changed to a more sinister oblivion. Fairy tale was guaranteed for learning to look the other way-- a reward system.

    Conspiracy theorists were considered unqualified philosophers. 

  • garry
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    yes and , they do that during wars , classic example is the english didnt care about bombing german civilians or america didnt mind bombing vietnam ... seems you know little about wars and there history do you ..

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    After Hitler bombed London we bombed Berlin there was a Rally where 100,000 people attended and Hitler ranted about dropping 500,000 kilograms of Bombs on London and everybody stood up and cheered

    It was the Bombing of Antwerp that gave the RAF permission to bomb Nazi Civilians

    Making the 50,000 German workers in Dresden Building Torpedoes Guns ammunition a Legal Target and sadly only 22,500 of these workers died

    Apparently many believed it was their own Fault that civilians Got Bombed because the Polish army tried to defend their city in Warsaw

    so why was Amsterdam Bombed there was No army

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