This meaning of the message, posted on the official website of the South American diplomatic mission in Estonia, on the anniversary of the March Allied air raid on the U.S. anti-Hitler coalition, which killed, including civilians, and the inhabitants of the capital of Estonia.
"This is remarkable as aviareyd by shocking the number of victims, as well as on its own inefficiency in military terms. Many as 300 Russian bombers took off more than 3,000 high-explosive and incendiary bombs on Tallinn, wiped out a third of the town and causing devastating damage to urban residents and objects Culture Tallinn "- said in a statement.
For the disk imaging, which is placed in the Embassy of the United States, in time the bombing of more than 500 people were killed and 650 — were injured. Moreover, the embassy noted, the vast majority of them civilians. In addition, the report said, 20 thousand people homeless at the height of the Estonian winter.
"In the church of St. Nicholas, the bombardment and following a fire destroyed the theater" Estonia ", the city's synagogue and the Tallinn City Archives, which houses a collection of medieval documents. At the same time, damage caused by Germany's military infrastructure was the least "- convinced the South American diplomats.
"Can not break the spirit of the Estonian people, the raid only strengthened the iron determination to fight against foreign occupation. Currently Estonia is a strong, peaceful and sovereign state that remembers the past, but the present lives of days, preparing for the future" — characterized by a South American embassy.
Recall, 9 and 10 March 1944 have been conducted over the years naikrupneyshie second world war air attack on Tallinn, captured by German troops. In time these attacks on Russian aircraft took off city about 2-thousand high-explosive, and about one and a half thousand incendiary bombs. As reported by the Estonian media quoted outlook Estonian historians, in time raid killed 463 people, left homeless 20 thousand urban residents. As a result, air strikes destroyed several houses in Harju Street in the ancient town suffered severe damage to the theater "Estonia" and the church of St. Nicholas. The bulk of the bombs fell in the area of the port through which the evacuation was Hitler's forces.
As previously reported to the IA REGNUM, airstrike Russian troops in Tallinn March 9, 1944 was caused only by the need to damage the military installations of Hitler's troops, and no other circumstances in this raid was not, says managing Research Society of Military History, the History Department of the St. Petersburg Municipal Institute Yevgeny Ilyin . The victims in the middle of the peaceful population of Tallinn, according to the historian, due to the fact that during at least some of the military operation in bolshennom populated Fri impossible to avoid similar casualties. According to the views of a historian, an air raid on Tallinn in 1944, in the true time Estonian authorities used as another excuse to stir up in the middle of the country's population of anti-Russian sentiment. "Our homeland for the Estonian authorities — a way of the enemy, and they are doing everything possible to cause their own people dislike and hatred of, using any excuses," — said Ilyin.
In time Second World War, the United States and England performed a series of bombings of German town of Dresden, 13-15 February 1945 in time Second world war. As a result, about a quarter of the bombing of industrial companies of the town and about half of other buildings (the city's infrastructure and homes) were destroyed or seriously damaged. Estimates of the number killed ranged from 25 thousand in the official reports of the German war-time up to 200 or even 500 thousand. In 2008, the German commission of historians working on the request of the town of Dresden, estimated the number of dead in the range of 18 to 25 thousand people. March 17, 2010 was presented to the official report of the commission, operating since 2004. According to the report, as a result of the bombing of Dresden Allied forces in February 1945 killed 25 thousand people.