National history day junior individual documentary 2008 about the allied bombing of dresden and its relevance to the modern day i'd like to say that i. The bombing of dresden was a british/american aerial bombing attack on the city of dresden, the capital of the german state of saxony, that took place during the. Bombing of dresden was an attack on the city of dresden, the capital of the german state of saxony, that took place in the final months of the second world. Allied-aerial bombings of german cities during wwii have often produced interesting and controversial historical debates as historian kenneth p werrell states in. On the evening of february 13th, 1945, the allies began a devastating series of raids on the medieval german city of dresden.
Total war the bombing of dresden is sometimes given as an example of modern ‘total war’, meaning that the normal rules of war were not followed. The bombing of dresden took place february 13-15, 1945 during world war ii in the course of the bombing, dresden was struck by british and american aircraft which. The raf commander who ordered the controversial fire-bombing of dresden which killed an estimated 25,000 civilians during world war ii said he would do it again in a. On this day in history, firebombing of dresden on feb 13, 1945 learn more about what happened today on history. The ruins of dresden, 1945 dresden in ruins after allied bombings, february 1945 bombing dresden was unnecessary and an act of spite by the british and us forces. Since the facts of the combined usaf and raf raids on dresden became known, mostly through the novel 'slaughterhouse five' by kurt vonnegut.
The controversial american and british bombing of dresden in world war ii towards the end of the war killed approximately 25,000 people. 73 years ago today, the british raf began a bombing attack on the german city of dresden, an attack specifically ordered by prime minister winston churchill.
Akhil kadidal t he german city of dresden was certain that dresden was exempt from the bombing because the allies intended to establish it as the post-war. Author and former raf navigator john nichol defends the raf's bombing strategy on the german city as controversy continues on the event's 70th anniversary. The wwii dresden holocaust - the old saxon city of dresden lay like an island of tranquillity amid witnessed the fire bombing of dresden, germany.
Bombing of dresden: bombing of dresden, during world war ii, allied bombing raids on february 13–15, 1945, that almost completely destroyed the german city of dresden. British and us bombers pound the ancient german city of dresden with explore the bbc: 14 february the dresden raid raised moral concerns about the bombing. Bombing of dresden: poignant then and now pictures show german city's recovery after devastating ww2 raids some 70 years after the bombs killed up to 25,000 and.
War crime, payback or a legitimate attack aimed at shortening world war ii the destruction of dresden on february 13, 1945 is one of the most controversial bombing. Victor gregg: as a prisoner of war held in dresden, i still suffer the memories of those terrible events and my anger refuses to subside. The bombing of dresden was a british/american aerial bombing attack on the city of dresden, the capital of the german state of saxony. On february 13th 1945 the allies began a series of air raids against the german city of dresden the bombing started a firestorm in which tens of thousands. Dresden dresden was a much more controversial target for civilian-affecting bombing than hamburg because, to almost all accounts, it really wasn’t industrial at. Dresden , 1945, view from the city hall (rathaus) over the destroyed city the bombing of dresden was a british / american aerial bombing attack on the city of dresden.
The bombing of dresden was an attack on the city of dresden, the capital of the german state of. Dresden lies on the banks of the elbe river in east germany the city was founded in the 1200s and became the capital of the kingdon of saxony. What actually happened by february 1945, dresden, germany was one of the last mostly undamaged cities still under nazi control it was furthermore an important. Michael burleigh is won over by dresden, frederick taylor's staunch defence of the bombing raid condemned by others as a war crime. The bombing of dresden by the british royal air force (raf) and the united states army air forces (usaaf) between february 13 and february 15, 1945 remains one of the. Dresden was a civilian town the key question on today’s anniversary remains whether the bombing of dresden in february 1945 was militarily necessary.