Essay on The Bombing Of Nagasaki And Nagasaki

2315 Words Jun 2nd, 2016 10 Pages
Dresden From February thirteenth to the fifteenth nineteen forty five roughly 35,000-135,000 people died in the bombings of Dresden. The bombings killed more than the atom bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but were not as devastating as them combined. Looking back seventy years the main question people ask about the bombings is: was it overkill? The answer is yes. The nearest battle field was eighty miles from Dresden. During this time Dresden was a civilian city whose only war effort was making binoculars and gun sights. The city contained no anti-aircraft guns or even spotlights to see the approaching planes. Over the course of the three days, 800 British and 300 American aircraft dropped roughly 4,000 tons of bombs on the city, 1,400 tons were incendiary bombs. They came in several waves using a popular strategy of saturation bombing, Dresden was known as terror bombing. Terror bombing was an attempt to destroy the German economy and bring the Germans moral down forcing an early surrender. Unfortunately it just killed a lot of innocent people. Dresden was so terrible because it killed the elderly, men, women, children, and babies. After the bombings ended very few buildings were still standing. Some survivors went to a bomb shelter where the found the bones of about 1,000 people tying in a pool of melted flesh (The Telegraph). The Zwinger Palace, the Dresden State Opera House and several fine churches were reconstructed the same way they originally were the…

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