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Old 11-29-2013, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ralph124c View Post
I agree with the comments (about the ineffectiveness of the bombing). Which is why I always wondered-why didn't the RAF and USAAF concentrate on bombing the Ruhr valley exclusively? It was the source of most of Germany's coal and steel, and it was closer to England. It is true, Germany had a few other coalfields (mostly Silesia); but destroying the Ruhr would have really shut German armaments down, and fast.
Concentrating on one area would have effectively concentrated air defences as well, greatly increasing the cost to the attacker.


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