Commission Announced Official Dresden Bombing Death Toll
An official German report, published by the Dresden Historians' Commission after five years of research, puts the death toll of the Feb 1945 Dresden bombing at 25,000. This number matched previous official reports, including those issued by the Nazi German government during the war; other estimates sometimes ran as high as hundreds of thousands. The attack by British and American bombers on the city, which was at a strategically important location but the city itself contained few military targets, is still controversial today.
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