Bodies of victims of the 13-14 Feb 1945 Dresden bombing piled in the Germania statue plaza, circa mid-Feb 1945

Caption   Bodies of victims of the 13-14 Feb 1945 Dresden bombing piled in the Germania statue plaza, circa mid-Feb 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-08778-0001
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Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 16 Feb 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 16 Feb 2010

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. don shea says:
9 Dec 2011 03:26:26 PM

Just read a book called FIRE the bombing of germany sure opened my eyes abouy war especially the air war.terrible
2. Jeffery masters says:
18 Feb 2014 06:02:59 PM

Reference to an informing read, I read "Bomber " by Len Deighton Almost as good as "Fighter" by the same author !

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