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0241454093
eAudio:Dresden: the fire and the darkness eAudio Dresden: the fire and the darkness
Dresden: the fire and the darkness
Author: MacKay, Sinclair
Author: Pugh, Leighton
Language: English
Type: eAudio
Class Number: E-AUDIO
Physical or Electronic: Electronic material
ISBN: 9780241454091
Notes:
In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Explosive bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic mass murder in a war already won? From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with touching human detail.
Extent: 1 online resource (audio files (825 min.)), digital, stereo
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