Dresden Burning

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Vonnegut takes the Allied bombing os Dresden, Germany, as his primary inspiration for the novel Slaughterhouse Five. In the course of one evening an estimated 25,000-40,ooo Germans were killed in a city with little to no military value. The following documents some of the events of that evening.

Dresden – A brief slideshow with pictures. Warning: Some of these images are quite intense.