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    Bombed-out Dresden - May 1945 more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices were dropped on the city. Between 22,000 and 25,000 people were killed.

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    Bombed-out Dresden - May 1945 AKG - Images Military History, September 2006, p. 35

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