73 years ago today, the british raf began a bombing attack on the german city of dresden, an attack specifically ordered by prime minister winston churchill. Bombing of dresden - conflict & dates: the bombing of dresden took place february 13-15, 1945, during world war ii (1939-1945. The ruins of dresden, 1945 dresden in ruins after allied bombings, february 1945 bombing dresden was unnecessary and an act of spite by the british and us forces. First, the key facts about the bombing of dresden on the night of february 13-14, 1945, 10 weeks before germany's surrender, when everyone knew that germany was beaten: dresden was a beautiful baroque city known as the florence of the north it had no war industry and little military value.
The question of how many people died in the world war ii allied bombing of dresden has been politically charged for decades now, a commission of historians has said the real total could be much lower than previously thought. Dresden , 1945, view from the city hall (rathaus) over the destroyed city the bombing of dresden was a british / american aerial bombing attack on the city of dresden , the capital of the german state of saxony , that took place during the second world war in the european theatre. Dresden was a civilian town with the key question on today’s anniversary remains whether the bombing of dresden. Melissa- i believe the bombing of dresden was justified because it was a way to shorten the war the bombing of dresden gave a guaranteed victory to the us and to britain the bombing wasnt considered a war crime because a.
British and us bombers pound the ancient german city of dresden with explore the bbc: 14 february the dresden raid raised moral concerns about the bombing. The bombing of dresden dresden was a german city on the edge of the elbe, capital city of the free state of saxony during world war ii the city was an industrial center with factories and railroads.
It's 70 years ago today since deadly allied bombing raids reduced dresden to rubble and killed an estimated 25,000 people these stark pictures show how the german city was flattened by 3,900 tonnes of explosives dropped during four raids between february 13-15, 1945, and how it has recovered from. Was the bombing of dresden justified the united states, the british and the soviet union (russians) had allied for a long time during world war ii. On the evening of february 13th, 1945, the allies began a devastating series of raids on the medieval german city of dresden.
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. National history day junior individual documentary 2008 about the allied bombing of dresden and its relevance to the modern day i'd like to say that i like. The bombing of dresden by the british royal air force (raf) and united states army air force (usaaf) between february 13 and february 15, 1945 were war crimes committed by the allies of world war ii.
No strategic bombing of cities was not a war crime during world war ii adding this to the geneva conventions was considered but rejected in addition, none of the defendants at nuremberg were charged with any crimes related to strategic bombi. Dresden was a much more controversial target for civilian-affecting bombing than hamburg because, to almost all accounts, it really wasn’t industrial at all—such a cultural epicenter, in fact, that it was called “ elbflorenz,” or florence of the elbe. The scale of the destruction in dresden was some of the most horrific of the air war in europe, and the attack has been condemned as a war crime. The wwii dresden holocaust - the old saxon city of dresden lay like an island of tranquillity amid witnessed the fire bombing of dresden, germany. Dresden after the bombing raid 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. A dresden bomb shelter uncovered in 1946: their brains boiled and cooked until the skulls exploded like a potato in a microwave awful.