Sunday, February 14, 2016

This weekend marks a significant and dark anniversary. On February 13-15, 1945, U.S. and British bombers dropped nearly 4,000 tons of high-explosive and incendiary bombs on the city of Dresden, engulfing the city in a firestorm that killed tens of thousands of civilians and destroyed nearly 100,000 homes. The heavily populated city-center was targeted, rather than surrounding suburban areas where most of Dresden's manufacturing and industry facilities were located. A number of journalists at the time referred to the attack as "terror bombing"--a view maintained by many modern historians.


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