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Dresden : the fire and the darkness

McKay, Sinclair2020
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In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Explosive bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic mass murder in a war already won? From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with touching human detail.
Main title:
UK : Viking, 2020.
xxv, 369 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780241389683 (hbk)
Dewey class:
940.542132142940.5 MAC940.5940.5MAC
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