The Bombing of Dresden 1945
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Firestorm by Jeremy A. Crang
Book DescriptionOn the night of 13 and 14 February 1945 the RAF bombed the city of Dresden, causing devastating fires which obliterated the historic city centre and killed many thousands of people. Sixty years later these raids remain one of the most notorious, and also one of the most controversial, episodes in the history of the Second World War. Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden 1945 assembles a cast of distinguished scholars, including Sebastian Cox, David Bloxham, Nicola Lambourne, Soenke Neitzel, Richard Overy and Hew Strachan, to review the origins, conduct, and consequences of the raids. Each contributor writes from his or her own perspective, offering the reader a panoramic reassessment of the evidence and the issues, including the question of whether or not the bombing of the city constitutes a war crime. Firestorm cogently demonstrates the reasons why Dresden has come to symbolise the military and ethical questions involved in the waging of total war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844139286
(198mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeremy A. Crang
Military History of Scotland, Paperback (July 2014)
The Scottish soldier has been at war for over 2000 years. This illustrated pean to his rich heritage explores both the detail of battles and the cultural history of war, devoting eight separate chapters to 'The Cultural and Physical Dimensions' of Scottish military involvement.
Listening to Britain, Paperback (May 2011)
From May to September 1940, during a period that saw some of the most dramatic events of the war - the evacuation from Dunkirk, and, the Battle of Britain - the Ministry of Information compiled daily reports on the morale of the nation for circulation within Whitehall. These reports provide insight into the unfolding drama of Britain at war.
Burning Blue, Paperback (July 2010)View all books by Jeremy A. Crang
The importance of the Battle of Britain cannot be exaggerated though inevitably in the succeeding years the accretion of myth has brought about many distortions. This title intends to reassess established themes while opening up fresh ones.
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Author Biography - Jeremy A. Crang
Paul Addison was Director of the Centre for Second World War Studies at the University of Edinburgh from 1996 - 2005. He is now an Honorary Fellow there. His recent books include Churchill: The Unexpected Hero and Now the War Is Over: A Social History of Britain 1945-51. Jeremy A. Crang is Senior Lecturer in History and Assistant Director of the Centre for Second World War Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of The British Army and the People's War 1939-1945; co-editor, with Paul Addison, of The Burning Blue: A New History of the Battle of Britain (also published by Pimlico) and, most recently, co-editor of A Military History of Scotland.
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