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On December 4…

Smoke on the water – and over an entire city…

A few numbers: 1944: 282, 246246, 1200 → 62, 6500, 1000, 10.

What do these numbers mean, you ask?

Aerial photo of Heilbronn On 4 December 1944, 282 British bombers dropped in one of the most severe air raids of World War II 246246 bombs with a total weight of about 1200 tonnes on Heilbronn – where I was born and lived for a long time –, destroying 62% of the city and killing presumably 6500 people, inluding about 1000 children under the age of 10.

:thumbsdown:

And the umpteen millions of other victims of this war should not be left unmentioned…

(Numbers from Wikipedia.)

Oh, and on 4 Dec 1971, the casino in Montreux burned down during a Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention concert, inspiring Deep Purple to Smoke on the Water.