Friday, 13 February 2015

70 years ago - the bombing of Dresden

Type 'Dresden Bomb 1945' into Google Images, and this is the mildest of the images you will see. The atrocity of the bombing of Dresden on the 13th and 14th February 1945 is a part of English history we don't care to look at too closely. But we should look. Like Auschwitz, it serves as a grim reminder. This week on one of those days, we celebrate Valentine's Day, a time to recall our love for those close to us. But love in its best form includes feelings of compassion for every person, not just those we personally know. The fact that all human beings are capable of love makes such an unnecessary tragedy as the complete destruction of Dresden and its population, seem even more senseless.

First hand account by Victor Gregg