February 14, 2014
On the eve of Valentines Day, 1945, World War Two was effectively over. Germany, Italy and the Axis powers had been all but completely subdued. The Red Army was rushing in to occupy from the east and the allies had destroyed all the infrastructure in Juden-free Europe for transportation of food and medicines.
Dresden was one of the few places of safety remaining. It had been a center of art for centuries, with circuses, sports stadia, museums, churches and centuries old cathedrals. There were no military installations there and no industry to speak of. Because of this, Dresden had become a city of women and children, a place for the maimed and injured, the infirm and elderly, and refugees fleeing the brutal Soviet army.
People knew they would be safe at Dresden, there were even allied prisoners of war there.
Surely no-one could be so depraved and sadistic as to bomb Dresden?