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13/02/1945 Bombing of Dresden begins

The bombing of Dresden was a British/American aerial bombing attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, that took place during the Second World War in the European Theatre. In four raids, 722 heavy bombers of the RAF and 527 of the USAAF dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices.