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At 9.51 p.m. on Tuesday 13th February 1945, Dresden's air-raid sirens

sounded as they had done many times during the Second World War. But

this time was different. By the next morning, more than 4,500 tons of

high explosives and incendiary devices had been dropped on the

unprotected city.



At least 25,000 inhabitants died in the terrifying firestorm and

thirteen square miles of the city's historic centre, including

incalculable quantities of treasure and works of art, lay in ruins. In

this portrait of the city, its people, and its still-controversial

destruction, Frederick Taylor has drawn on archives and sources only

accessible since the fall of the East German regime, and talked to

Allied aircrew and survivors, from members of the German armed services

and refugees fleeing the Russian advance to ordinary citizens of

Dresden.

GENRE
Politics & Current Affairs
RELEASED
2011
3 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
608
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Paperbacks
SELLER
Bookwire GmbH
SIZE
12
MB

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