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Extracts from an Air Ministry report on Dresden Railway Marshalling Yard as a possible target, 27 February 1942.
(Catalogue ref: AIR 40/1680)
[a.] AIR 40/1680; Air Ministry report, 1942 [b.] AIR 40/1680; target map of Dresden, 1942
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[b.] AIR 40/1680; target map of Dresden, 1942


  1. What reason does this source give for bombing Dresden?

  2. What does this tell us about Dresden's strategic position in German transport links?

  3. What targets are to be avoided?