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Default A blackened mummy cake found intact 79 years after the World War II air raid

A blackened mummy cake found intact 79 years after the World War II air raid

Oct 23, 2021

German archaeologists spit on hazelnut and almond cakes, which were baked 79 years ago and recently dug in the basement of the town of Lübeck, Germany, as dark mummy-like relics.

The burnt delicacies have not been eaten for a very long time, but are still recognized as cakes, representatives of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. Said in a statement.. The overall shape of the cake, the stuffing of nuts, the details of the sugar icing decoration, and even the packaging of waxed paper, the pastries were baked into crisp cake-shaped charcoal charcoal during the World War II air raid. It remained intact afterwards.

Archaeologists have previously discovered the burnt debris of old meals, but statements say that they rarely find a holistic, well-preserved food like this cake. According to Lübeck representatives, it gives a glimpse into the dark moments of German history and reveals the vulnerabilities of life during the war.

Death From On High

by Charles Lutton

Published: 1980-10-01

Bomber Command: The Myths and Reality of the Strategic Bombing Offensive 1939–45 by Max Hastings. New York, The Dial Press/James Wade, 1979. 469 pp with Notes, Appendices, Illustrations, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-8037-0154-X.

One of the most controversial campaigns of the Second World War was the bombing offensive against Germany. British, and to a lesser extent American, air commanders believed that Germany could be defeated by bombing alone.

The first target of the new phase was the old North German town of Lübeck. It was not a place of any military or industrial importance to the Germans and so was lightly defended. But Harris had been “searching for an area target that they could find, strike, and utterly destroy.” Lübeck was thus chosen, says Hastings, because “above all it was an old, closely-packed medieval town that would burn far better than the spacious avenues of any modern metropolis … Lübeck, then, did not attract attention because it was important, but became important because it could be burned.”

Aided by the new navigation device Gee, Bomber Command “browned” (the RAF euphemism for burning a town) Lübeck on 28 March 1942 and a month later gave the same treatment to another medieval town, Rostock. The bombers tried out what became the standard pattern for attacking a city: flares were dropped to mark the target, then 4,000 pound high-explosive “cookies” were used to blast open doors and windows, accompanied by incendiaries to create huge fires. Characteristically, whatever industry was located in Lübeck and Rostock was back at near full production within days, since factories were located on the outskirts of cities, or in the suburbs, far from the town centers, which were the aiming points of Bomber Command raids.

The Lübeck Raid 28th March 1942


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