Events for Sunday 13th February 2022

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Dresden devastated

13th 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 Reading

Dresden and the Heavy Bombers
(Hardback - 128 pages)
by Frank Musgrove

This is the first hand account of a young man's entry into World War II in 1941, culminating in his role in the bombing of Dresden in February 1945 by RAF Bomber Command. This is not a gung-ho account of flying with Bomber Command, instead Musgrove takes the form of… Read more...

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