AUTHORTaylor, Frederick
TITLEDresden: Tuesday, February 13, 1945
PUBLISHERHarper Collins Publishers
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED2004
ISBN0-06-000676-5


This work revisits the bombing of Dresden, Germany, in 1945 by British and American forces. Research based on British, American, and recently discovered German documents, as well as interviews with survivors and bomber crew members provide a comprehensive account of the city, its people, and those who were responsible for its destruction. The author uses that material to examine the legend of the Dresden attack and reach some interesting conclusions including exaggeration of civilian deaths and Dresden as a legitimate military target. The book begins with a history of the beautiful city from its founding through 1945. It continues with the city's role in World War II and the February bombing, and concludes with the period immediately following its destruction. The work would be useful to people who wish to contrast one of the largest conventional bombing raids of World War II with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


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