The Bombing of Dresden was an attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, that took place in the final months of the Second World War in the European Theatre. In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945.

The Bombing of Dresden was an attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, that took place in the final months of the Second World War in the European Theatre. In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945.

De grootouders van Oskar maakten beide de gevolgen van de Tweede Wereldoorlog mee. Dit is een foto van de bombardementen van Dersden. Op het moment dat zijn grootouders dit alles meemaakten kenden ze elkaar nog niet. Pas later, in New York, leerden ze elkaar kennen.

De grootouders van Oskar maakten beide de gevolgen van de Tweede Wereldoorlog mee. Dit is een foto van de bombardementen van Dersden. Op het moment dat zijn grootouders dit alles meemaakten kenden ze elkaar nog niet. Pas later, in New York, leerden ze elkaar kennen.

February 13/14 1945: Dresden was a hospital city for wounded soldiers. Together with the 600.000 refugees from Breslau, Dresden was filled with nearly 1.2 million people. More than 700.000 phosphorus bombs were dropped on 1.2 million people. One bomb for every 2 people. The temperature in the centre of the city reached 1600 centigrade.  But those who perished in the centre of the city can't be traced, their ashes were gone with the winds of fire. Approximately 125.000 children, women, the…

February 13/14 1945: Dresden was a hospital city for wounded soldiers. Together with the 600.000 refugees from Breslau, Dresden was filled with nearly 1.2 million people. More than 700.000 phosphorus bombs were dropped on 1.2 million people. One bomb for every 2 people. The temperature in the centre of the city reached 1600 centigrade. But those who perished in the centre of the city can't be traced, their ashes were gone with the winds of fire. Approximately 125.000 children, women, the…

Unter den Linden Juli 1945

Unter den Linden Juli 1945

Dead bodies are burned at the Altmarkt near the Victory Monument (Germaniadenkmal). 25th February 1945. In four raids between Feb. 13 and 15 bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces dropped more than 3,900 tons of high - explosive bombs and incendiary devices. At least 22,000 people were killed in the resulting firestorm. Dresden, Germany. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

Dead bodies are burned at the Altmarkt near the Victory Monument (Germaniadenkmal). 25th February 1945. In four raids between Feb. 13 and 15 bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces dropped more than 3,900 tons of high - explosive bombs and incendiary devices. At least 22,000 people were killed in the resulting firestorm. Dresden, Germany. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

The ruins of Berlin in July 1945

[Destruction] The ruins of Berlin in July 1945 [2741 x 2120]

1950 Berlin - Die Ruinen der Oberbaumbrücke im Jahr 1950 ohne eine Spur der alten Station im Hintergrund (Jan. 1950). ☺

1950 Berlin - Die Ruinen der Oberbaumbrücke im Jahr 1950 ohne eine Spur der alten Station im Hintergrund (Jan. ☺

The Bombing of Dresden was a strategic military attack on the city of Dresden, that took place in the final months of the Second World War. In four raids between 13 February and 15 February 1945, 1,300 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city. The resulting firestorm destroyed 15 square miles of the city centre and caused thousands of civilian casualties.

The Bombing of Dresden was a strategic military attack on the city of Dresden, that took place in the final months of the Second World War. In four raids between 13 February and 15 February 1945, 1,300 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city. The resulting firestorm destroyed 15 square miles of the city centre and caused thousands of civilian casualties.

Dresden, Germany after Allied bombing during WWII.

Dresden, Germany after Allied bombing during WWII.

After the Allied terror bombing of Dresden in World War II, a German mother in death stares at her charcoaled twins in a baby carriage.

After the Allied terror bombing of Dresden in World War II, a German mother in death stares at her charcoaled twins in a baby carriage.

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