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Extracts from secret reports to Bomber Command headquarters on the attack on Dresden, 14 February 1945
(Catalogue ref: AIR 14/3080)
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AIR 14/3080; secret report to Bomber Command HQ, 1945

Questions

  1. Did the British lose many planes during these attacks?

  2. What was visibility like?

  3. How easy was it for the bombers to identify their targets?

  4. What is the attitude shown in these reports towards the bombing of Dresden? Identify words or phrases to support your answer

  5. Which parts of Dresden received the most damage?

  6. Would it be fair to say that Dresden was an easy target? Explain your answer.