Dresden was a civilian town with no military significance why did we burn its people if there was no good strategic reason for it, then not even the passage of time can make it right. According to historians, the bombing of dresden represented a clear departure of the allies' original bombing strategy to understand this deviation, it is important to first explore the initial bombing policies set forth by individuals within the british and american military high command. If you look at the dresden bombing from an objective angle, then it was an act of terror, because dresden had no strategic value dresden was full of wounded soldiers and refugees, of which many were children in the care of the red cross. The city of dresden was utterly destroyed in the fire-bombing of february 13-14, 1945 the corpses of dresden were burned in piles and buried in a mass grave despite the huge loss of life there is no memorial to commemorate those killed in the anglo-american fire-bombing of february 1945. In the course of the „area bombing directive issued on february 14th, 1942, the direct order of the british air ministry for surface bombardment, between 13th and 15th february 1945, british and american air forces flew four attack waves against the saxon city of dresden.
News world world history dresden bombing 70 years on: a survivor recalls the horror he witnessed in the german city british rifleman victor gregg was being held as a pow by the germans in. Just finished listening to slaughterhouse 5 (so it goes), in advance of a slate book club live event here in seattle, and it got me interested in learning more about the bombing of dresden at the end of world war ii. The bombing of dresden was part of a total war effort to win the war were both england russia and america participated in bombing cites under nazi control the toll on lives in dresden figures suggested have ranged from 35,000 through 100,000, and even up to half a million at the wilder fringes of speculation.
On the evening of february 13th, 1945, the allies began a devastating series of raids on the medieval german city of dresden in two days, 1,200 raf and usaaf bombers dropped 3,900 tons of. In one of the most controversial actions of world war two, on the night of 13th-14th february 1945, the raf and usaf launched a massive night raid on the german city of dresden. The dresden bombing took place because dresden was a centre for trains to take war material to the front line for hitlers armies it also was a site for factories makng war material dresden was a very large town with 90% of the housesare timber built.
The bombing of dresden began february 13, 1945, and lasted through april 17 — a period of two months — yet even today, it remains one of the most controversial military decisions in modern warfare. Bombing of dresden: february 1945 before world war ii , dresden was called the florence of the elbe and was regarded as one the world's most beautiful cities for its architecture and museums. A romance between a british pilot hiding in germany and a german nurse is shown on the background of massive allied bombing of dresden towards the end of world war 2. 1945: bombing of dresden british and american forces destroyed nearly the entire city center of dresden, germany, in a monumental, three-day firebombing campaign in february 1945 photograph courtesy the bundesarchiv, bild 146-1994-041-07. In early 1965 one theo miller, who was a member of the dresden clearing staff in 1945 with responsibility for keeping track of the number of bombing deaths, wrote irving complaining of his allegation of a 135,000 death toll.
Some people in dresden and elsewhere claim that the bombing of dresden by the raf and the usaaf is a war crime in my opinion it was not i am not in any way denying the fact that what happened in. You don't need to be a history hunt to know about the most obscure and surprise bombing of the wwii in the capital of the german state of saxony-dresdenthe firebombing of dresden was an american-british attack, and it happened during the last months of the war. The bombing of dresden was different, canadians knew, from the very first sketchy details but with more than 40,000 war dead by the second month of 1945, there was little objection in the country. Dresden bombing between february 13th and february 15th 1945, combined american and british forces bombed dresden, the capital of the german state of saxony dresden was reported as an industrial target because it was a major rail transportation center.
In february 1945, dresden, historically the capital of the old kingdom of saxony and a famous cultural and aesthetic centre, was devastated by a joint anglo-american bombing raid, the british by night, the americans by day. With the bombing now justified, we can return to focus solely on how the dresden mythology developed after the bombing took place no aerial bombing during wwii would end up being considered such a controversial act as the bombing of dresden. Dresden, air attack on (13-15 february 1945) allied strategic bombing raid against the german city of dresden this operation, conducted 13-15 february 1945, has become the most commonly evoked. Dresden im sure had a few legit targets but, not enough to alter the outcome of the war by not bombing it into rubble and killing many thousands of civilians i'm extremely greatful that we won the war but, i have never agreed with the bombing of dresden.
In the last months of world war ii, allied bombers from the british royal air force and the united states army air force conducted several major bombing raids on the eastern german city of dresden. The good burghers of dresden decry that their once beautiful city was destroyed in world war ii they seem to be blaming the wrong people for that war, true, britain bombed dresden to smithereens, but that is the tragic and bitter fruit of war.
The bombing of dresden was a historic benchmark that demonstrated the power of strategic bombing critics say that the military value of the bombing did not justify dresden's near destruction and that the city could have been spared, like rome , paris , and kyōto. Moral debate of the bombing of dresden raining fire and destruction over 90% of the city center of dresden was destroyed around 78,000 dwellings had been destroyed, 27,700 were made uninhabitable, and 64,500 were damaged in some way. The bombing of dresden was part of a broader plan supported by british pm winston churchill and us president franklin roosevelt titled operation thunderclap this plan had as its focus intense bombing raids on berlin, dresden, leipzig and other german cities to cause confusion in the evacuation from the east and hamper troop movements from. That's clearly a genocide by bombing innocent people and destroying houses , buildings even if dresden is part of germany and it has no military power , it shouldn't be bombed and the same thing is happened now on gaza those zionist jews are killing innocent children , man , women , houses.