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They want to do so because their reading of their holy book commands them to purify their faith by extirpating the infidels, and in so doing reaffirm their divine right to rule the world.
From 1942 till the end, Hitler and the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht were to learn just how serious Harris and his American counterparts were in bringing death and destruction to the Third Reich as part of extirpating an evil regime that could not be brought to heel by anything but total defeat.
The thought of him and Flintoff extirpating Australian hopes of triumph with monstrous, crowd-delighting sixes is one which thrills me.