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    Are they fitting a decent sprinkler system this time around?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Are they fitting a decent sprinkler system this time around?
    France might just lift the ban on halon in this case....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tins View Post
    Indeed. Poles feel the same way about Warsaw, although it was not bombs that destroyed that city. The Nazis took it apart stone by stone as they retreated. Ask a Pole old enough to have had a father or uncle who lived at the time what they think. They'll tell you, better than the books written by intellectuals.

    Then there's London. Ask Londonites what happened. Londonites possibly suffered more, given the size of the city, and the lack of warnings offered by the Luftwaffe. The Luftwaffe offered NONE. They just bombed. On the other hand, the British carpetbombed cities, especially Dresden, for weeks, with leaflets warning of what was to come. They were given ample opportunity to leave before the bombing. They chose not to.

    Unsure if you are aware, but Hitler refused to let the Luftwaffe bomb Oxford or Cambridge. Seems he wanted them for himself. What he planned to do with them is anyone's guess..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tins View Post
    Indeed. But Coventry wasn't systematically torn down in the way the Nazis treated Warsaw as they left.

    I guess that it's fair to say that it was horror, start to finish.
    I had to look it up. Horror is probably not a strong enough word. 63 days of artillery bombardment, 550,000 of it's residents sent to concentration camps. Then the Nazis tore down the city. We are so fortunate the Nazis were defeated.

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    Was in Warsaw in the early nineties and visited the ‘old city’ with some Polish friends who filled me in on the history.

    While following the original plans as much as possible there was one subtle change when it was rebuilt.
    If you look there are hammer and sickles incorporated into the new buildings. Even the stained glass in the windows

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