The bombing of Dortmund

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Front Lines
Climate anomaly caused WW I mud, flu pandemic: study

Climate anomaly caused WW I mud,
flu pandemic: study

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The First World War is synonymous with torrential rain, deathly deep mud and bitter cold. It seems no stalemate or major battle was without these added miseries that brought with them disproportionate infection, disease and death.

Now a new scientific study says a once-in-a-lifetime climate anomaly is to blame for the horrendous weather that contributed to hundreds of thousands of battlefield deaths and the 1918 Spanish flu (H1N1) pandemic that cost tens of millions of lives worldwide.

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The bombing of Dortmund
The bombing of Dortmund

The bombing of Dortmund

Story by Sharon Adams

In the fall of 1945, a new Allied bombing directive called for heavy attacks on Germany’s industrial heartland, with oil, transportation and communication the chief targets, and the added objective of eroding civilian morale.

The directive said the aim was virtual destruction of areas attacked, demonstrating the overwhelming superiority of Allied air forces.

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This week in history
This week in history

October 7, 1918

The Spanish Flu claims its first victim in Montreal. The pandemic kills
approximately 50,000 Canadians and an estimated 7 million to 50 million worldwide.

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