Cambridge Literary Festival - Sinclair Mckay: Dresden

Cambridge Literary Festival - Sinclair Mckay: Dresden

Saturday 18 April 2020
Palmerston Room - St John's College
CLF - Sinclair Mckay: Dresden

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Saturday 18 April 2020 17:30

In February 1945, Allied forces obliterated Dresden, dropping bombs weighing over 1000lb every seven and a half seconds. An estimated 25,000 people were killed. And ever since, debate has raged: was Dresden a legitimate military target, or a savage act of mass murder? To mark the 75th anniversary, historian Sinclair McKay, author of The Secret Life of Bletchley Parkand The Mile End Murder, has recreated the night of the attack minute by minute in his new book Dresden. In today’s illuminating talk, he will draw on individual testimony and neverbefore-seen sources to guide us through the deeply moving story of this terrible night.

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