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Dresden marks the 75th anniversary of bombing raid

On the 13th February 1945 the allied bombing of Dresden began. 25,000 people were killed.

On the 13th February 1945 the bombing of Dresden began. 25,000 people were killed and nearly 4,000 tons of bombs were dropped in the assault. The bombing has become one of the most controversial Allied acts of World War Two and today will see commemorations taking place in the city.

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(Picture: Dresden in 1945 Credit: Getty)

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