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Posted by Lars Scharff on May 11, 2018, 0:36:40, in reply to "Re: My Dad was stationed in Kassel..."
It was very often so that the factories were not hit, but the centre of the cities. Therefore the industry could increase its production until well into 1944. The efficiency of strategic bombing is heavily debated.
The 1950s buildings in Kassel are not indicative of the destruction of the city. Kassel decided to built the city new from scratch - and the result is a very ugly city. Würzburg e.g. was destroyed to a similar level, but was rebuilt in the old style.
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