The Night Hamburg Died Martin Caidin

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The Night Hamburg Died  by  Martin Caidin

The Night Hamburg Died by Martin Caidin
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Martin Caidin, consultant on civil defense and a leading aviation writer, describes in this book the most appalling aspect of a wartime attack on cities — the firestorm.In 1943, the city of Hamburg had already sustained 137 air raids. It had aMoreMartin Caidin, consultant on civil defense and a leading aviation writer, describes in this book the most appalling aspect of a wartime attack on cities — the firestorm.In 1943, the city of Hamburg had already sustained 137 air raids.

It had a well-organized civil defense system including firefighting teams, emergency rescue and hospital equipment, and strongly built shelters for the people. Of all German cities, Hamburg was the best trained and equipped to handle a bombing attack.Then the bombers came, and in 90 minutes the firestorm was born.

Searing, appalling, uncontrollable, a single gigantic fire roared 40,000 feet into the sky, winds of hurricane velocity whipped sheets of flame through the streets, and the air temperature reached 1500 degrees!In the shelters — which were not damaged — people were roasted alive as in an oven. In the suburbs men died of suffocation, for the fire consumed all oxygen as fast as the winds brought it in.This was the firestorm.

Nothing could put it out. It died only when the city was completely gutted, when there was literally nothing left to burn.This was in 1943. The firestorm in Hamburg was created by ordinary incendiary bombs. How would our cities survive today in case of nuclear attack?

How much protection would our shelters give?



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