The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945
Jorg Friedrich talked about his book, The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945, published by Columbia University Press. The Allied bombing of Germany during World War II resulted in 600,000 casualties and devastated the landscape of historic cities such as Dresden. German historian Friedrich said the book combines narrative and first-hand testimony to depict the air raids as they were experienced by German civilians. He also considered Allied rationale for the bombing and whether or not the campaign influenced the war’s outcome. Since its initial publication in German in 2002, the book has been translated into ten languages. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' questions. close
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