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Ruins of the Neumarkt and the Frauenkirche after Allied bombing, Dresden, Germany, circa 15 Feb 1945

Caption   Ruins of the Neumarkt and the Frauenkirche after Allied bombing, Dresden, Germany, circa 15 Feb 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 146-1994-041-07
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Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 15 Feb 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 28 Feb 2010

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
31 Aug 2011 12:36:51 AM

no sympathy they started it.
2. I'm Swedish says:
21 Mar 2013 07:18:12 PM

@Anonymous Actually, France and Britian declared war on Germany right after Germany invaded Poland. Who started it is an incredibly immature argument.
3. Tiak says:
20 Dec 2014 04:19:23 PM

Der Sieg der Allerierten Streitkräfte war schon abzusehn. Und somit eine Lazarett-Stadt (mit Verwundeten, Kinder, Alten, Krübeln und Flüchtlingen) einen unglaublichen Feuersturm aus zu setzten, absolut Unnötig Aktion. Stahl, Steine, Asphalt und selbst teile der Elbe haben gebrannt. Man ist in der Innenstadt erstickt, weil das Feuer jeglichen Sauerstoff verbraucht hat.
4. Anonymous says:
16 Feb 2016 01:29:18 AM

Bombing of Dresden. All te ailles wanted do was to kill as many German civilians as possible before the war ended. It had nothing to do with helping to defeating the German army since the war was over by then anyway.

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WW2-Era Place Name Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Lat/Long 51.0333, 13.7333
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