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Dresden 1945

Alexander McKee

Dresden 1945

the devil"s tinderbox

by Alexander McKee

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Granada in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.,
  • Dresden (Germany) -- Bombardment, 1945.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlexander McKee.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD786
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxi,393p.,(16)p. of plates :
    Number of Pages393
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21558695M
    ISBN 100583136869
    OCLC/WorldCa12525285

    --New York Times Book Review. The dramatic and controversial account that completely re-examines the Allied attack on Dresden. For decades it has been assumed that the Allied bombing of Dresden was militarily unjustifiable, an act of rage and retribution for Germany’s ceaseless bombing of London and other parts of England. Dresden |This first part of the story of the bombing of Dresden gives an in depth build up history of the creation of this beautiful city as it was then in The history of how Dresden came about is very interesting and detailed. The narrator gives full depth of meaning to the descriptions that are given.

      It is highly recommended * BBC History Magazine * A passionate and original account of the Allied bombing of Dresden in , one of the most controversial evens of the Second World War * Best Books of our favourites so far * McKay's book is better than narrative history. It is biography, but of place, rather than person/5(). The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, Sinclair McKay. St. Martin’s, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book Historian McKay.

    COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Dresden's cultural heyday came during the 18th-century reigns of Augustus the Strong (August der Starke) and his son Augustus III, who sponsored many of Dresden’s iconic buildings, including the Zwinger and the Frauenkirche. While the devastating Allied firestorm levelled most of these treasures, their contents were safely removed before.


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Dresden by Frederick Taylor is a very good book about the devastating bombing of Dresden in It is well-written, fast-paced and informative as well as opinionated. It also puts the bombing of Dresden in context as well as giving a short history of Saxony and the City of Dresden. It is also in my opinion a particularly even-handed work/5().

Dresden by Frederick Taylor is a very good book about the devastating bombing of Dresden in It is well-written, fast-paced and informative as well as opinionated.

It also puts the bombing of Dresden in context as well as giving a short history of Saxony and the City of by:   Although the focus of the book is the bombing in Februarythe book also includes a brief history of Dresden and Saxony, the Nazi era, events in England and Europe during WWII and the development of military technology that made the devastating bombing possible/5.

This book was released for the 75th anniversary of the Dresden Bombing Raids of Then it struck me - Valentines Day.

Dresden was bombed on the evening of February 13th and into February 14th/5. Dresden: Tuesday 13 February by Frederick Taylor pp, Bloomsbury, £ At about 6pm on February 13aircraft from RAF Bomber Command's elite 5. The bombing of Dresden was a British-American aerial bombing attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, during World War four raids between 13 and 15 Februaryheavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped more than 3, tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the on: Dresden, Nazi Germany.

Dresden was a densely crowded city in the winter offilled with refugees fleeing the advancing Red Army. For most of them, the end of the war looked near and inevitable and a full-scale.

Buy Dresden: A Survivor's Story, February Reprint by Victor Gregg (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5().

Bombing of Dresden: Aftermath From February 13 to Februduring the final months of World War II (), Allied forces bombed the. Dresden The Devil's Tinderbox,by Alexander McKee. New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc., with maps, photographs, index.

Reviewed by Charles Lutton. The destruction of the virtually undefended German city of Dresden by bombers of the Royal Air Force and U.S.

Army Air Force, in mid-February,remains one of the most controversial. The Paperback of the Dresden: Tuesday, Febru by Frederick Taylor at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed/5(4).

InDresden had a veneer of normality, but, beneath the surface, there was a deep sense of unease. However, for most of the inhabitants, the disquiet was more about the approaching Russian army than fear of being bombed.

With the war coming to an end, it was hoped that Dresden had escaped the worse of the bombing campaign. /5(25). On the evening of Feb. 13,writes British literary critic McKay (The Scotland Yard Puzzle Book,etc.), British bombers unleashed a savage attack on the Nazi-controlled city of Dresden, killing s people and turning the "Florence on the Elbe," as the elegant cultural center was known, into "a burnt and bloody wilderness."Brand: St.

Martin''s Publishing Group. [Amazon==51kN-zsQxdL] [reviewed]Dresden The Devil’s Tinderbox, by Alexander McKee. New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc., with maps, photographs, index.[/reviewed] The destruction of the virtually undefended German city of Dresden by bombers of the Royal Air Force and U.S.

Army Air Force, in mid-February,remains one of the most controversial episodes of the. The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, Sinclair McKay St Martin’s Press, pp, $ The literature of World War Two bombing campaigns is surprisingly extensive.

Make Offer - Dresden The Devil's Tinderbox by Alexander McKee (, Hardcover) Dresden China An Intro to the Study of Meissen Porcelain by W. Honey Vintage $ Firestorm assembles a cast of distinguished scholars to review the origins, conduct, and consequences of the World War II U.S.

and British raids on Dresden. Here is a panoramic reassessment of the evidence and the issues, including the question of whether the bombing of the city constitutes a war crime. Firestorm cogently demonstrates the reasons why Dresden has come to symbolize the military.

On the night of Februnearly heavy bombers of Royal Air Force Bomber Command attacked the beautiful old German city of Dresden, known before the war as “Florence on the Elbe,” in two waves.

The second wave ignited a firestorm of terrible proportions. Tens of thousands of civilians died, most either burned or : Historynet Staff. A view taken from Dresden’s town hall of the destroyed Old Town after the allied bombings between February 13 Some 3, aircraft dropped more than 3, tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the German city.

The resulting firestorm destroyed 15 square miles of the city center, and killed more t Index to Dresden air raid, FebruaryForeword to the original edition of The Destruction of Dresden, by Air Marshal Sir Robert Saundby.

Jacket text, Apocalypse the Destruction of Dresden. An exlusive pictorial series from the book: THE BRITISH FIRE RAID ON DRESDEN KILLED A HUNDRED THOUSAND CIVILIANS IN TWO HOURS.

Dresden, Aug Aug Thomas Goodrich 1 Comment. The following is from my book, Hellstorm—The Death of Nazi Germany, Of all the many names it was known by, nothing better described Dresden in February,than “refugee city.”.A good collection of articles by different academics to create an informative book of the Allied bombing raid on Dresden 13/14 February I suspect this book may not be for everyone, since it varies from very abstract articles to great personal details, but I found it fascinating to read - an 'unputtable-down' pleasure even - which is more than I can say about Mr Taylor's rather tedious /5(13).Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Dresden a Survivor's Story February by Victor Gregg at the best online prices at eBay!

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