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Dresden 1945

the devil"s tinderbox

by Alexander McKee

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Souvenir in London .
Written in English

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

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Alexander McKee.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD786
    The Physical Object
    Pagination334p.,(24)p. of plates :
    Number of Pages334
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22273539M
    ISBN 100285625152

      A review of Dresden The Devil’s Tinderbox, by Alexander York: E.P. Dutton, Inc., , , with maps, photographs, index. 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 episodes of the Second World War.


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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 Dresden 1945 book 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: Dresden 1945 book   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 1945 book 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 Dresden 1945 book by Frederick Taylor pp, Dresden 1945 book, £ 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 Dresden 1945 book city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, during World War four raids between 13 and 15 Februaryheavy Dresden 1945 book 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 Dresden 1945 book 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 Dresden 1945 book final months of World War II (), Allied forces bombed the. Dresden The Devil's Tinderbox,by Alexander McKee.

New Dresden 1945 book 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 Dresden 1945 book more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed/5(4). InDresden had a veneer of normality, Dresden 1945 book, beneath the surface, there was a deep sense of unease.

However, for Dresden 1945 book 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. Free shipping for many products. In he published his first English language book, The Destruction of Dresden. Translated and published around the world, it became a best-seller in many countries.

The present volume, Apocalypserevises and updates that work on the basis of information which has become available since File Size: KB. On the night of 13 and 14 February the RAF bombed the city of Dresden, causing devastating fires which obliterated the historic city centre and killed many thousands of people.

Sixty years later these raids remain one of the most notorious, and also one of the most controversial, episodes in the history of the Second World War.

Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden assembles a cast of. --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 inone 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.

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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.

Genre/Form: History Personal narratives: Additional Physical Format: Online version: McKee, Alexander, Dresden New York: Dutton, © McKay's book grips by its passion and originality.

S people perished in the firestorm that raged through the city. I have never seen it better described' Max Hastings, Sunday Times In February the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Bombs weighing over 1, lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an.

What happened in Dresden in February was apocalyptic. Febru The first wave of Lancasters, British four-engined heavy bombers, appeared over Dresden on the night of Tuesday, Februaround 10 p.m.

On 13 February Dresden, one of the most beautiful and historic cities of Europe, was destroyed by British and American air raids.

This book is the first comprehensive history in the English language of this important cultural and historical centre. At 10 p.m. on February, the Master Bomber broadcast the cryptic order: ‘Controller to Plate-Rack Force: Come in and bomb glow of red T.I.s as planned.’ The ill-famed R.A.F.

attack on Dresden had begun. The target city was among Germany’s largest, but had little military or.

He was there on Feb. 13,when the Allies firebombed Dresden in a massive air attack that killedpeople and destroyed a landmark of no military significance. In his book Dresden, McKay has made good use of the oral history archive available in the city to reconstruct the personal stories of survivors — the great majority in a city of— and.

Except for Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I think what happened to Dresden on February 13 comes as about as close as possible to a vision of hell on opinion is that this book is a deeply moving piece of scholarship that clears away the myths surrounding the doom that came to the "Florence on the Elbe" at the end of World War II.5/5(5).

Chronicle: Germany's Taboo of Pain; There is something curious in Dresden, Fire and darkness, Sinclair Mckay's book on the bombing of the German city (edited by Taurus): although it narrates one of the most tragic days of the twentieth century, its reading is full of moments of understanding and compassion for their protagonists, whether German or English, aggressors or assaulted.

Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden, by Crang, Jeremy and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Dresden is an revisionist's dream. McKee, a Canadian veteran of the war who entered the Western Front in March and was assigned to serve in the British Zone for seven years has written a clear account of the successful Allied effort at mass genocide of the by: 6.

Dresden, A Tragic Story. Kurt Vonegut was also a POW in Ebook and ebook classic book "Slaughterhouse Five" deals with his experiences and is quite entertaining and amusing.

" 'To everything there is a season a time for war and a time for peace'. and this is the time for war".