A photograph from 1945 shows the ruins of Dresden's Frauenkirche and Martin Luther Memorial
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World War Two commemorations: Dresden prepares to remember

Commemorations are due to take place in the German city of Dresden on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the night it was firebombed by Allied forces.

An estimated 25,000 people were killed in the ensuing firestorm which engulfed the city centre and created hurricane force winds.

Jenny Hill reports from Dresden.

  • 13 Feb 2015
  • From the section Europe
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