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Items from an Air Ministry report on the results of the Dresden raid, 19 April 1945
(Catalogue ref: AIR 34/605)
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AIR 34/605; Air Ministry report on Dresden raid, 1945

Questions

  1. Compare the two photos of Dresden. What can you see is different between 20 December 1944 and 22 March 1945?

  2. What part of the city did the raid appear to focus on?

  3. According to the report, how many 'Priority 1' targets were hit?

  4. Why might the makers of poison gas and optical equipment be considered a legitimate target?

  5. How accurate are these findings thought to be at this stage?

  6. Did the bombing of Dresden achieve anything more than terror?