Producer
Director
Sebastian Dehnhardt
Editor
Genre
History
Broadcaster
ZDF
Length
1 x 45'
Format
16:9 HDTV
Year
2012
The Drama of Dresden

13 February 1945 became the fateful day for Dresden. Allied bomber units attacked the metropolis on the Elbe. It took only one night and one day to completely destroy what had been built up over centuries.

Baroque Dresden, also known as "Florence on the Elbe" because of its magnificent buildings, was one of the last German cities to be largely spared the hail of bombs during the Second World War. But in just 24 hours the city sank into ruins. At least 25,000 people met a horrific end in the firestorm. The film simultaneously tells the tragic events from the point of view of both the inhabitants of Dresden and the British bomber pilots who flew the raids on the city. They were all part of a tragedy that knew no victor.

First broadcast: Sun., 12 February 2012, 23:45, ZDF.

The Drama of Dresden

13 February 1945 became the fateful day for Dresden. Allied bomber units attacked the metropolis on the Elbe. It took only one night and one day to completely destroy what had been built up over centuries.

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