The Devil's Tinderbox: Dresden, 1945

The Devil's Tinderbox: Dresden, 1945

by Alexander McKee

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The Devil's Tinderbox: Dresden, 1945 by Alexander McKee

Controversy still rages about the Allied decision to bomb the beautiful and historic city of Dresden on February 13th 1945. By then the war was virtually won and Dresden was peopled mainly by civilians and refugees, most of them women and children. The firestorm created by the bombing of the city killed over 35,000 people. The Devil's Tinderbox is the only one to present the personal descriptions of eye-witnesses, not only the survivors in the city but the air-crews, both British and American, who flew on the bombing mission and observed the appalling impact of their attacks. Alexander McKee carefully assesses the political and military decisions that led to the raids, drawn from official sources and archive material. Including contemporary photographs that bear witness to the devastating effect of an attack that reduced Dresden to rubble. Meticulously researched and skilfully told, The Devil's Tinderbox is gripping, shocking and deeply moving.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780285640962
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Alexander McKee began his writing career with the British Forces Network in Germany during the late 1940s. During a career spanning nearly fifty years he published 25 books, mostly on aspects of military history and many are regarded as outstanding in their field. He specialised in recording the personal accounts of eye-witnesses on both sides. Caen: Anvil of Victory, The Devil's Tinderbox: Dresden 1945 and The Race for the Rhine Bridges 1940, 1944, 1945 are notable examples. Alexander McKee became internationally famous for his discovery of King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose for which he was awarded the OBE. His book on the subject, How We Found the Mary Rose, became a best-seller.

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