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Dresden Photos

Post by Scott Smith » 24 Jul 2003 01:27

Wilf wrote:Here are two pictures, the first one with the statue taken Feb. 13.1945 frm what used to be city hall. The other one was taken in August 1949, as you can see, nothing much changed. Now, one has to picture the streets full of people, wagons, horse/ochsen/people drawn. Any free space a camping spot. Along the banks of the river Elbe, masses of people.
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Post by reichpilot » 24 Jul 2003 02:17

What a damned shame! I have never been there, but I imagine it was a beautiful city. I hope some of it has been restored.
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Post by Dan W. » 24 Jul 2003 03:33

Terribly sad. What a beautiful city destroyed for propaganda reasons that did nothing to change the outcome of the war.

A real pity.

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Post by Redbaron1908 » 24 Jul 2003 03:35

I wonder how many other cities also looked like this years after the war ended?

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how many ?

Post by HaEn » 24 Jul 2003 04:34

TOO DAMN MANY, ON BOTH SIDES.
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Post by Caldric » 24 Jul 2003 05:21

War sucks, I suggest we learn from it.

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Post by alsaco » 24 Jul 2003 11:14

Dresden was reconstructed, according to the original plans of old buildings by the German Democratic Republik.

It has been again subject to destruction by the flood of the Elbe River, during the summer of last year, 2002.

So far I know, the damages are actually under reparation, but this is so costly that the flood consequences are one of the reasons of the present financial and political crisis of the reunited Germany

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impressive

Post by Juancho » 24 Jul 2003 11:33

impressive images. really, these war crimes -how else would you call the destruction of civilian targets- areshameful for the human race. i sincerely hope we can learn from these errors.


thanks Scott for the images

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Post by CHRISCHA » 24 Jul 2003 11:35

I visited Dresden last year. Much of the old City remained by and large undamaged. So, Dresden still is a nice City to visit.

I still find it difficult to even try to comprehend what the victims of bombing raids suffered on both sides.
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Post by Leica » 24 Jul 2003 12:40

alsaco wrote:Dresden was reconstructed, according to the original plans of old buildings by the German Democratic Republik.

It has been again subject to destruction by the flood of the Elbe River, during the summer of last year, 2002.

So far I know, the damages are actually under reparation, but this is so costly that the flood consequences are one of the reasons of the present financial and political crisis of the reunited Germany


Some buildings of major importance were reconstructed, but not the shape of the historical city itself (see prague street). Dresden will never be the same as it was (like hundreds of german cities). We have lost a city of legendary beauty and also a part of our history

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 24 Jul 2003 14:51

I talk calmly like"%80 of the city has been destroyed,140.000 died"
But when i see pictures like these... I cant control my self....
It is awfully sad :(
This picture may be offensive to some people,but i just wanted to show reality of war,


[image removed, if you must post that kind of photos, provide links to them instead]

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Post by LEVE » 24 Jul 2003 15:03

1. Those interested in Dresden Before and After pictures may find this site of interest.

http://www.alien8.de/dd/page-1.html

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Post by Dunkirchen1940 » 24 Jul 2003 15:24

In the fire bombings of Hamburg and Dresden, civilians in bombshelters died from the severe heat and their skin literally started to melt. Pretty sick when you think about it.

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Post by Helly Angel » 24 Jul 2003 15:32

Long time ago I posted a photo from an executions in an Einzatgruppen in Russia and Scoth Smith protested and required to Marcus actions against the thread.

I ask myself if Scoth will protest with this terrible photo too.

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Post by reichpilot » 24 Jul 2003 15:41

I would like to think not. Being this is a historical site, the postings and the pictures are for historical reasons and not to be destructive to anyone. In my opinion, if you want to hide history and also study it at the same time, one has a conflict. It is terrible to see these pictures, but it is a neccesity to see them. To understand history, the people, and a time, one must see it, read it, and understand it. I appreciate all your articles Helly. I have learned a lot from your knowledge.
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