[Marxism] It's the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden
glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Sat Feb 12 19:38:59 MST 2005
The bombing of Dresden
Sixty years ago, on the evening of February 13, 1945, 234 British
bombers set off for the German city of Dresden. They were followed a few
hours later by an additional 538 and the next day by a wave of 311 US
bombers. Laden with high explosives and some 700,000 phosphorous
incendiary bombs, the 14-hour long bombing operation laid waste to
Dresden, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating one of
Europes finest centres of culture and art.
Dresden was of no military significance in World War II and had few, if
any, strategic targets of importance to the war effort. In the briefings
before the mission, bomber crews were not given any specific details on
bombing runs or targets. The whole city of at least 1.2 million people
including non-combatants, refugees, the wounded and prisoners of war
was the target.
Michael Perelman wrote:
>Is the Dresden story true?
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