Dresden, Tuesday, February 13, 1945Book - 2004
Draws on ground-breaking research to reveal the motivations behind the previously misunderstood bombing raid on Dresden by Allied forces, revealing the city to have been actively involved in military communications and the production of armaments. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer
For decades it has been assumed that the Allied bombing of Dresden -- a cultured city famous for its china, chocolate, and fine watches -- was militarily unjustifiable, an act of retribution for Germany's ceaseless bombing of London and other parts of England.
Now, Frederick Taylor's groundbreaking research offers a completely new examination of the facts and reveals that Dresden was a highly militarized city actively involved in the production of military armaments and communications. Incorporating first-hand accounts, contemporaneous press material and memoirs, and never-before-seen government records, Taylor proves unequivocally the very real military threat Dresden posed -- and how a legacy of propaganda shrouded the truth for sixty years.