I first became curious about what happened at Dresden because of a Pink Floyd lyric, "The Hero's Return" off of The Final Cut. Ever since that time when I first heard the song in the 80's, I read about Dresden whenever it comes up. It's what made me read this article.

Dresden was the first time I encountered stories about possible war crimes and atrocities by the Allies in Europe, and if the war had gone differently I wonder how history would look at it.

Here's that lyric -
"Jesus, Jesus, what's it all about?
Trying to clout these little ingrates into shape.
When I was their age all the lights went out.
There was no time to whine or mope about.
And even now part of me flies over
Dresden at angels one five.
Though they'll never fathom it behind my
Sarcasm desperate memories lie."


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