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'The Most Fearful Nightmare': 75 Years After The Bombing Of Dresden

In the final winter of World War II, Allied bombers reduced one of Germany's most elegant cities to rubble, killing tens of thousands and sparking a bitter debate over whether the attack was justified.

In the final winter of World War II, Allied bombers reduced one of Germany's most elegant cities to rubble, killing tens of thousands and sparking a bitter debate over whether the attack was justified.

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A pile of bodies before they were publicly cremated. Some 25,000 people were killed during the bomb attacks on Dresden, many incinerated in a firestorm so powerful people were literally sucked down streets and into the inferno.
 
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Bodies inside a Dresden basement where they had sought shelter from the bombs. With the oxygen sucked out of the air by the firestorm above, many people suffocated in their shelters.
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Amos Chapple

Amos Chapple is a New Zealand photojournalist with a particular interest in the former U.S.S.R.

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