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February 2, 2017

who remembers the bombing of Dresden?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Music, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 7:54 am

The German city of Dresden was bombed by Allied planes on the night of Feb. 13 & 14 in 1945. World War II was almost over; why did a beautiful German city, that had nothing to do with the war, have to be destroyed? Funny you should ask!

(FILES) Photo dated 25 February 1945 showing residents and emergency personnel lining up bodies to be burned at the Old Market in the east German city of Dresden, following allied bombings 13 February 1945. The 60th anniversary of the massive fire bombing of the city, which killed anywhere between 25.000 to 135.000 people, many of them refugees fleeing the Russian advance, will be commemorated in Dresden 13 February 2005, amidst calls by far-right parties to hold a mass rally in Dresden on the occasion. AFP PHOTO SLUB DEUTSCHE FOTOTHEK/WALTER HAHN (Photo credit should read WALTER HAHN/AFP/Getty Images)

(FILES) Photo dated 25 February 1945 showing residents and emergency personnel lining up bodies to be burned at the Old Market in the east German city of Dresden, following allied bombings 13 February 1945.  AFP PHOTO SLUB DEUTSCHE FOTOTHEK/WALTER HAHN
(Photo credit should read WALTER HAHN/AFP/Getty Images)

This year is the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. You can read about it in the news at http://www.globalresearch.ca/71st-anniversary-of-dresden-fire-bombing-allied-war-crime-prelude-to-the-cold-war/5507765

I wrote about the bombing of Dresden on this very early blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/the-bombing-of-coventry-and-dresden/

and on this blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/more-self-flagellation-by-the-germans/

The music that is playing in the video is Andante Festivo by Finish composer Jean Sibelius.