Events for Wednesday 13th February 2019
On This Day in History
Dresden devastated13th February 1945
Hundreds of bombers launch a massive Allied air raid against the city of Dresden, Germany. Over a three-day period, 3,900 tons of explosives and incendiaries were dropped by 1,300 British and American aircraft, reducing much of the city to smoldering rubble and killing between 35,000 and 135,000 civilians. Dresden had been famous for its historic buildings and artwork until it became the victim of the most destructive air raid of the World War II.
Further ReadingDresden and the Heavy Bombers
(Hardback - 128 pages)
by Frank Musgrove
This is the story of a young man's entry into the war in 1941 and culminates in his flying on the bombing raid to Dresden in February 1945. This is not a gung-ho account of flying with Bomber Command but neither is it a breast-beating avowal of guilt. These memoirs… Read more...Only £16.99 at Pen & Sword Books.