TITLEDresden 1945: The Devil's Tinderbox
PUBLISHERBarnes and Noble
CITYNew York, NY

This book describes the Allied fire bombing of Dresden, Germany, on February 13-15, 1945. The opening chapters provide a picture of the city and its people shortly before the raid. Survivors' stories capture the spirit that transcended the horror of the raid. The author, A. McKee, examines the concepts, leadership, and decisions that led to fire bombing as British policy, a policy later used by the United States in the bombing of Japanese cities. McKee claims that the raid's permanent moral cost was far greater than its military benefits. A section of photographs is included.

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