On 70th Anniversary Of Dresden Bombing, Now And Then Photos Show A City Rise From The Ashes

February 13, 2015 6:18 PM

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On 70th Anniversary Of Dresden Bombing, Now And Then Photos Show A City Rise From The Ashes

On Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, 1945, in the last year of World War II, American and British bombers flattened the German city of Dresden, engulfing the picturesque medieval town in a firestorm. The two days of raids left some 25,000 people dead. Hurricane force winds caused by the fire had swept many of those who had survived the bombings into the inferno.

"Wherever I turned, I was confronted with flames, smoke and dust – and all the time blocks of debris falling from the sky," British rifleman Victor Gregg, who was imprisoned in Dresden at the time, recalled in his ebook Dresden, a Survivor's Story. "People of all shapes, sizes and ages were slowly s...

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