When I revisited Guernica this afternoon most of the town was still burning and new fires had broken out.
About 30 dead were laid out in a ruined hospital." The number of victims can only be guessed at.
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The hospitals of Josefinas and Convento de Santa Clara were glowing heaps of embers, all the churches except that of Santa Maria were destroyed, and the few houses which still stood were doomed.
Steer in the London daily the Times two days later, the strategy seemed clear.
First, he wrote, came the heavy bombs and grenades to drive the population into panic.
It was accepted that civilians would be harmed." Reporter Steer chose more explicit words to describe the raid: "The raid on Guernica is unparalleled in military history," he wrote in his Times report. A factory producing war material lay outside the town and was untouched.
The object of the bombardment was seemingly the demoralization of the civil population and the destruction of the cradle of the Basque race." The international reaction that followed the attack was intense.Seit April 2007 wieder bei SPIEGEL ONLINE, von Januar 2009 bis Februar 2011 stellvertretender Ressortleiter Panorama, anschließend Korrespondent in Düsseldorf. "Guernica, city with 5,000 residents," the commander of the Condor Legion, Wolfram von Richthofen, noted curtly in his journal, "has been literally razed to the ground. Simply wonderful." Not a word was written about the hundreds of dead. Thousands of people were out on the streets of the Basque town of Guernica when around in the afternoon, the bells suddenly began ringing. The first airplane appeared on the horizon, a German Heinkel 111 bomber -- in the cockpit was Lieutenant Rudolf von Moreau.