The bombing of Dresden seems to be a stick to hit Bomber Command with. I think it was the main reason that a memorial to the men of Bomber Command has been only erected recently. I think that 'Bomber' Harris did not have much of a choice but to carpet bomb German cities as when the RAF at the start of the war tried to bomb strategically and accurately all they did was lose aircraft and crews and not hit the targets. So the policy had to change and follow the German type of air raids to bomb the general city areas, civilians included. It was total war. Without Bomber Command's raids, the war would have been longer and more bloody. Therefore the Dresden Bombing was justified. Mind you Harris could have used aircraft with less crew members, to cut down losses of aircrew. What do forum members think?