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Numerous democratic international locations were singled out by way of NGOs for brutality of their modus operandi, for paying insufficient consciousness to civilian defense or for torture of prisoners. This ebook offers with the problems confronted while carrying out uneven war in populated components with out violating humanitarian law.

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Exploited by the Soviets during the Cold War, the bombing of Dresden is today a key argument in the portrayal of German civilians as war victims, a theme that certain revisionist historians have made much of. In their treatment of the civilian population of the Nazi Reich, the western allies did not practice systematic vengeance to the extent that the Soviets did in the East, in particular by widespread raping, but some of the statements issued by democratic leaders can give an idea of the discrepancies between the theories proclaimed in the texts and wartime practice.

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