International Law - Bombing of Civilians
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...Battle of Britain, which caused sympathy among the Americans. There was further allusion to civilian casualties. The chapter states that, in Europe, the Allies destroyed large cities such as Hamburg and Dresden, killing many civilians, which perhaps was not offset by the damage that was done to military targets.6 In fact, the critics of the Dresden... ?The Bombing of Civilians in Wartime The first document is the “Law and Customs of War on Land (Hague II), July 29, 1899 This document s thatarmies cannot attack towns, villages, habitations and buildings. Moreover, the Commander, before commencing a bombardment, must do all he can to warn authorities. If there is a siege or a bombardment, there should be...