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Did RAF marshal " Sir Arthur Bomber Harris" ever express regret, Guilt for his part in bombing Germany?

why he would need to feel guilty? was he not following orders? or how , who decided to bombe civilians to the extent that the RAF did? also, was he very unpopular after the war? what he did the rest of his life and how old he was at time and roughly how old he lived till? did he ever give public speeches or write a book afterwards? what part he really played in the decisions? and why he was chosen for this? how many people he is associated with killing in Germany and why he is blamed for this? how thought of today? When he was "knighted" too and why?

Asked By: Roland Wilson - 1/21/2011
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harris was following the orders of churchill and other politicians to reduce Germany`s capacity to wage war. he did this to the best of his ability despite conflicting orders from above to "bomb this or bomb that... More
Answered By: Ray W - 1/22/2011
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It was tit for tat. Germany bombed civilian targets in London, so the British retaliated.
Answered By: PHIL B - 1/21/2011
 
As is now happening - Bomber Command are getting the recognition they deserve for the tremendous effort and sacrifice they made on our behalf during WWII - along with that recognition is the implicit taking back into the fold of Bomber Harris... More
Answered By: Roger M - 1/21/2011
 
No... More
Answered By: ammianus - 1/21/2011
 
its retaliation used as a deterrent
Answered By: DENNIS P - 1/21/2011
 
The strategy of the RAF was to destroy the German transport system, and it was remarkably successful... More
Answered By: Guru Hank - 1/21/2011
 
He never expressed regret, quite rightly... More
Answered By: gee bee - 1/21/2011
 
The people responsible for the destruction of Desden and other German cities were the people who started terror bombing by bombing Guernica Warsaw Rotterdam Coventry London and all the rest. In other words. The Germans. As 'Bomber' Harris sadi "They startyed it. Hell take 'em!"
Answered By: ROBERT - 1/21/2011
 
Why should he regret helping to defeat the Nazis. The German civilians voted them in, they bombed British Cities. To say nothing about what they did to their own civilians.
Answered By: Ashcan - 1/21/2011
 
War is killing. It is one group of people killing the other. It is a life and death struggle for survival, but instead of an individual struggle is it a struggle by people. The victor will have the ability to ponder the morality of it, the need of it and how it could have been avoided, "if only". The vanquished may not... More
Answered By: DeSaxe - 1/21/2011
 
Why should he. I lived in London during the Blitz during 1940/41 and thousands were killed and many thousands wounded,property destroyed many homeless and after London there was Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield,Plymouth,Devon port but the worst ,as it was only a small city,was Coventry which was razed to the ground... More
Answered By: George - 1/21/2011
 
It is too easy today for people to say that Bomber Harris was a villain of some sort. He wasn't - he was one of the few people, along with Churchill, that helped keep up the morale of the British people by dishing out some of the punishment we had taken. You had to have lived at the time and understood the feelings of... More
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