The Dresden bombing was a war crime. Bomber Harris should have been tried.
My Pop was within earshot.
He kept a diary for part of his time as a prisoner of the Germans during World War 2. In particular it covers a period toward the end, during which they were marched away from their Stalag as the Allies moved in from both directions. By this time he'd been their guest for about three years since he was taken, with a bunch of his fellow Rats, at El-Alamein in 1942.
For the most part they could only estimate their direction and distance traveled, but at least on the 7th they were in Görlitz.
"Tuesday 13th February;
25 Stuckers have just flown over the camp. Either bombing or heavy gun fire heard to the north west"
I suppose he must've just turned 30, too, given he would've been 100 on the 8th! #ww2history #dresden