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This Happened - February 13: Bombing Of Dresden

The bombing of Dresden began on this day in 1945 during World War II, where an estimated 25,000 to 35,000 people were killed over a three-day period.


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What was the purpose of the bombing of Dresden?

The bombing was part of a larger effort to destroy German infrastructure and disrupt the German war effort. Dresden was a major industrial and transportation center, and the Allies believed that bombing the city would damage the German war effort.

Who was responsible for the bombing of Dresden?

The bombing was carried out by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF).

Did the bombing of Dresden have any impact on the outcome of the war?

The bombing of Dresden did not have a significant impact on the outcome of the war. The German war effort had already been severely damaged by this point, and the bombing did not cause a significant disruption to the German military.

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