Gerald Brenan Quotes

Every German woman and child killed is a contribution to the future safety and happiness of Europe.

The British and American bombing of Germany had become so effective that most of the German industrial system was destroyed. However, early in the War, Germany had violated the Geneva Convention and was indiscriminately bombing London and other part of England. In addition the German Air Force had bombed Warsaw, and many other cities throughout Europe. The German’s had killed over 20 million Europeans. When the Allied bombing produced high collateral damage against civilians, some argued that even though German had deliberately used this tactic, the allies should stop the saturated bombing if there were to be high civilian collateral damage. Others argued that it was unfortunate but a military necessity. There were others like Brenen, who argued that killing German women and children was desirable and just.

Gerald Brenan, 1894–1987, British Historian & Author, 1941

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Gerald Brenan
Gerald Brenan
  • Born: April 7, 1894
  • Died: January 19, 1987
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Author, Historian

Edward FitzGerald "Gerald" Brenan, CBE was a British writer and Hispanist who spent much of his life in Spain.