The thing to avoid is dehumanizing and vilifying groups of people.
Because we're on the defense, then any captured POWs don't deserve human rights.
Because we're on the defense, we can deploy nerve gas against them.
If all you do is see the enemy as the villain... You become one.
Ethics and morality don't help win wars --but they are good PR post war, if you are the winner.
There is no clean answer to this problem because your enemy will by all means take advantage of your self-imposed constraints. Osama even admitted fighting the Soviets was very, very hard fought --and fighting the Americans would be a much easier task in his view. Here is one place I might agree with his assessment.
Our ability to structure our relationships, cities, and fundamental interactions in non-destructive ways that avoid disaster is just as much a technology and science of an advanced people as a mastery of metallurgy or physics.
This was fundamentally understood after WW2 by baby boomers parents but we've somehow collectively forgotten the pursuit. I really hope we don't need to have planetary catastrophe in order to reacquaint ourselves with merits of such projects.
it also was seen as about the only way to prevent another nation from actually getting their desired result in starting such a war. WW2 ended because allied forced destroyed both the people and means of production of their enemies. While the people were more mobile than means of production their spirit can be broken to where they are no longer productive which further undermines the regime.
hence we moved after WW2 into a generation where nuclear weapons could do the same but were so efficient at it that neither side dared to use them. both major powers are rational people led by rational people regardless of what the press would have you believe. why are they rational? because for the most part they want to protect their people and way of life instead of prioritizing their leadership.
it is the nations where the leadership is afraid of losing power to its own people than nuclear and biological weapons become dangerous to the world.
A very good source is Overys book https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/201...
This book covers is well. https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/201...
> Civilian casualties on London throughout the Blitz amounted to 28,556 killed, and 25,578 wounded.
She remembers the V1 bombs, the Doodlebugs, and explained that you were alright as long as you could hear the engine but if the noise stopped, you were in trouble.
My history teacher at high school also lived through the Blitz, being just a little older. I remember him telling the class about the bomb that fell near his house, and when he ran out looking for his parents he accidentally kicked a helmet which, he discovered, contained a head. He still had nightmares about it 40 years later, understandably.
I find personal histories fascinating, I wish I was able to hear them all, and visualize them to a degree. (Maybe not that last one.)
edit: asking because this map is blazing fast, esp given the amount of points to map
There are still two layers, but both just contain image tiles: one contains the base map, and the other contains red circles on a transparent background.
Sadly reconstruction was not as kind as it was in Munich (less money presumably).
I love that place and miss it dearly.