Dresden 1945: Reality, History, and Memory

  title={Dresden 1945: Reality, History, and Memory},
  author={Tami Davis Biddle},
  journal={The Journal of Military History},
  pages={413 - 450}
  • T. Biddle
  • Published 4 April 2008
  • History
  • The Journal of Military History
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