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Despite efforts of the FEAF Bomber Command to make the bombing raids as humane as possible, Communist propaganda exploited the attacks to the utmost. The Russian representative in the United Nations Security Council charged that the United States was conducting barbarous and indiscriminate bombing attacks against peaceful towns and civilians.

 Although the Communist propaganda was untrue, the falsehoods gained some acceptance throughout the world. On 19 August the London News Chronicle speculated that the B-29's might be doing more damage to the democratic cause than to the Communists.#52

#52ndOD OPI News Digest Service, 21 Aug. 1950.