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source four
RAF aerial photographs of Dresden, issued in October 1944
(Catalogue ref: AIR 40/1680)
AIR 40/1680; RAF aerial photo of Dresden, 1944 AIR 40/1680; RAF aerial photo of Dresden, 1944
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Questions

  1. Using the details in these photos, how would you describe Dresden? Write a paragraph. (Clues: look for the River Elbe, residential areas, railways links, the outskirts of the city, the built-up areas and the open spaces, plus have a look at the scale of the photo.)

  2. What is the intended target in 1944, according to this source?