WWII: Western Front > Bombing of Dresden

1945-02-13 -- 1945-02-15

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    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Billy Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain's assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist, and on his wedding night he is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore. So begins a modern classic by a master storyteller.

Year: 1969
Genre: Anti-WarBombing of DresdenSatireScience FictionWWII: Post-War

    Firestorm by Marshall DeBruhl

In Firestorm, Marshall De Bruhl re-creates the drama and horror of the Dresden bombing and offers the most cogent appraisal yet of the tactics, weapons, strategy, and rationale for the controversial attack. Using new research and contemporary reports, as well as eyewitness stories of the devastation, De Bruhl directly addresses many long-unresolved questions relating to the bombing: Why did the strike occur when the Allies’ victory was seemingly so imminent?

Year: 2010
Genre: Bombing of Dresden

    The Fire and the Darkness by Sinclair McKay

On February 13th, 1945 at 10:03 PM, British bombers began one of the most devastating attacks of WWII: the bombing of Dresden. The first contingent killed people and destroyed buildings, roads, and other structures. The second rained down fire, turning the streets into a blast furnace, the shelters into ovens, and whipping up a molten hurricane in which the citizens of Dresden were burned, baked, or suffocated to death.

Year: 2020
Genre: Bombing of Dresden




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1969Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Satire, Science Fiction, WWII: Post-War, Anti-War
2010Firestorm by Marshall DeBruhl Non-Fiction
Allied Airpower and the Destruction of Dresden
2020The Fire and the Darkness by Sinclair McKay Non-Fiction
The Bombing of Dresden, 1945





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