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22h 51min, feb 13, 1945 y - Bombing of Dresden

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Who: British Royal Air Force and U.S Army Air Forces

Where: Dresden, Germany

Why: To show Russians to not stray from the agreements they made at the war conferences

Significance: Heavy bombers dropped 2,400 tons of high explosives and 1,500 tons of incendiary bombs onto the ancient cathedral city of Dresden. In just a few hours, around 25,000 to 35,000 civilians were blown up or incinerated.

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22h 51min, feb 13, 1945 y
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