1945 in Germany: Bombing of Dresden in World War II, Potsdam Conference, Battle of Berlin, Battle of Halbe, Cap Arcona, Bullenhuser Dam

9781156820025: 1945 in Germany: Bombing of Dresden in World War II, Potsdam Conference, Battle of Berlin, Battle of Halbe, Cap Arcona, Bullenhuser Dam

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 67. Chapters: Bombing of Dresden in World War II, Potsdam Conference, Battle of Berlin, Mass suicide in Demmin, Battle of Halbe, Death of Adolf Hitler, SS Cap Arcona, Bullenhuser Damm, Dachau massacre, Stutthof concentration camp, Bombing of Pforzheim in World War II, Lapland War, Monnet Plan, Stuttgart Declaration of Guilt, Transport of concentration camp inmates to Tyrol, Raising a flag over the Reichstag, Battle of Kassel, Gardelegen, Bombing of Hildesheim in World War II, Siege of Breslau, SS Thielbek, Mikhail Minin, Bombing of Würzburg in World War II, Celler Hasenjagd, Wesel Rail Bridge, SS Deutschland, Bombing of Stuttgart in World War II, Elbe Day, Bombing of Wesel in World War II, Battle of the Rhineland, Bombing of Hanau in World War II, Bombing of Schwäbisch Hall in World War II, Bombing of Rothenburg in World War II. Excerpt: The Bombing of Dresden was a military bombing by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) and as part of the allied forces between 13 February and 15 February 1945 in the Second World War. In four raids, altogether 3,600 planes, of which 1,300 were heavy bombers, dropped as many as 650,000 incendiaries, together with 8,000 lb. high-explosive bombs and hundreds of 4,000-pounders. In all more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices were dropped on the city, the Baroque capital of the German state of Saxony. The resulting firestorm destroyed 15 square miles (39 square kilometres) of the city centre. A 1953 United States Air Force report written by Joseph W. Angell defended the operation as the justified bombing of a military and industrial target, which was a major rail transportation and communication centre, housing 110 factories and 50,000 workers in support of the Nazi war effort. However, several researchers have discovered that not a...

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