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The Resource Firestorm : Allied airpower and the destruction of Dresden, Marshall De Bruhl

Firestorm : Allied airpower and the destruction of Dresden, Marshall De Bruhl

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Firestorm : Allied airpower and the destruction of Dresden
Title
Firestorm
Title remainder
Allied airpower and the destruction of Dresden
Statement of responsibility
Marshall De Bruhl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On February 13 and 14, 1945, three waves of British and U.S. aircraft rained thousands of tons of incendiary bombs on the largely undefended German city of Dresden. Dresden was engulfed in a vast sea of flame, a firestorm that generated 1,500-degree temperatures and hurricane-force winds. Thousands suffocated in underground shelters, while the fierce winds pulled thousands more into the firestorm. By the time the fires burned out, days later, a great city, known as "the Florence on the Elbe, " lay in ruins, and tens of thousands, mostly civilians and refugees, lay incinerated. Historian De Bruhl offers a cogent appraisal of the tactics, weapons, strategy, and rationale for the controversial attack. Using new research and contemporary reports, he directly addresses many long-unresolved questions. He also examines the evolution of Nazi and Allied philosophies of airpower, particularly the shift toward targeting population centers as a strategic objective.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Bruhl, Marshall
Dewey number
940.54/2132142
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D757.9.D7
LC item number
D4 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Dresden (Germany)
Label
Firestorm : Allied airpower and the destruction of Dresden, Marshall De Bruhl
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm63117076
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 346 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780679435341
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006041059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 875210
  • (Sirsi) o63117076
  • (OCoLC)63117076
Label
Firestorm : Allied airpower and the destruction of Dresden, Marshall De Bruhl
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm63117076
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 346 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780679435341
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006041059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 875210
  • (Sirsi) o63117076
  • (OCoLC)63117076

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