3 Jun 1936

  • In Germany, General Walther Wever, Chief of Staff of the Luftwaffe, was killed when the Heinkel He 70 in which he was flying to Berlin crashed shortly after taking off from Dresden. ww2dbase [Dresden, Sachsen | AC]
31 Oct 1939

  • The commanding officer of the German Wehrkreis IV district in Dresden, Germany gave the order to convert Colditz Castle to a prisoner of war camp named Offizierslager IV-C, or Oflag IV-C for short. ww2dbase [Dresden, Sachsen | CPC]
13 Feb 1945

14 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1945
Dresden, Germany in ruins, 14 Feb 1945
15 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Feb 1945
Ruins of the Neumarkt and the Frauenkirche after Allied bombing, Dresden, Germany, circa 15 Feb 1945Ruins of Dresden, Germany, circa 15 Feb 1945; note Frauenkirche church in center
16 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 16 Feb 1945
Bodies of victims of the 13-14 Feb 1945 Dresden bombing piled in the Germania statue plaza, circa mid-Feb 1945
10 Mar 1953

Photo(s) dated 10 Mar 1953
Policemen in mourning of Joseph Stalin, Dresden, East Germany, 10 Mar 1953
1 Feb 1957


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