Hey, some thoughts that come to my mind, while I´m reading "The Brand" by Jörg Friedrich. How can ordinary people, especially women, children and the old ones be able to cope with the bombings of their homes. You know, a soldier can dig in, run away, can shoot back, they are prepared for the war to deal with it, but those poor creatures could only wait in the bunkers. This might be the ultimative terror for them (since this thread is not used for the controversial aerial war against germany [right/wrong], the terror means just that what they experienced) if you hear the bombs exploding, the walls of the bunker shaked, the ultimative fear to get killed and this day by day. When you left the bunker you see your familiar enviroment lies in ruins, see bodies of your friends and so on. Guess everyone can imagine what it means to be there, however not forget the quest., how did women, children and the old ones be able to cope with this, without losing one´s nerve at this wearing down time ? Regards, Che.