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5.0 out of 5 stars Any of my words are inadequate
This is only the equivalent of 36 print pages in length, but the brevity is part of what makes this account so stunning. The product information sets the scene. Mr Gregg describes the destruction of Dresden in straightforward terms. This is very, very disturbing stuff - but it should be read. I can only imagine that Mr Gregg had the mental fortitude to get through these...
Published 17 months ago by B J Burton

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3.0 out of 5 stars dresden a suvivors story
A really harrowing tale, its impossible to realise how anybody lived through this bombing. Part of the book by the same authors of Rifle man a front line life
Published 14 months ago by bowler


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4.0 out of 5 stars DRESDEN, 23 Mar 2013
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A good description of a very difficult time for ordinary Germans : it was significant that very few people showed any aggresive attitude towards the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing, 23 Mar 2013
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First hand account of the darkest moments in Bomber Command's history. The terrible aftermath of the firestorm is eloquently portrayed, simply and factually, by a P oW who was seconded by the Germans to assist in clearing up. Read the book and remember... !
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4.0 out of 5 stars The terrible bombing of Dresden in 1945, 17 Mar 2013
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This is only a short account by a very remarakble survivor of the fearful air raids in February 1945. He was 'accidentally' in Dresden as a condemned British POW, awaiting execution when the raids began. Written almost 70 years later from memory, it is deeply moving - the dreadful loss of life, the description of what it is like to be in a fire-bombed city and sucked by hurricane force winds into the inferno. Victor joined a small team of fire-fighters, led by a brave German officer - any possible enmity buried - as they tried to rescue victims but mostly they found only scorched, burnt, shrivelled bodies ..... the air raid shelters, the cellars in Dresden had become no more than ovens. As an eye witness account of such devastation, it is a very valuable record - as Victor writes, it was an inexcusable crime against humanity. Victor's survival is as astonsihing as the reconstruction of the Frauenkirche and the Aldstadt of Dresden - as we see it now in 2013. I should add that his descriptions will frighten some readers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gruesome but a story that needs telling, 11 Mar 2013
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Victor Griggs short story highlights the barbaric and completely unnecessary bombing carried out by the British during the war. Honestly told in the simple language of a Tommy that was there when it happened.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A vivid story, 3 Mar 2013
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Victor Gregg has a harrowing story to tell. He pulls no punches. The RAF/USAF raids on Dresden in February 1945 have been the subject of many accounts, of course, but not all from personal experience. Like many Britons who experienced it as POWs or, more significantly, as Bomber Command pilots, it still nags at Victor Gregg's conscience. How could we commit such a war crime while supposedly standing for higher moral conduct than the Nazis? Many of the bomber pilots never reconciled themselves to what they had been required to do by Churchill and Harris: there was no military or strategic justification for the destruction of Dresden and the incineration or tens of thousands of its inhabitants and refugees.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ATROCIOUS, 3 Mar 2013
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This book needs to be more publicised, as it shows that the Germans were not the only Nasty people. This act was atrocious, in spite of the Nazi bombings of Coventry and Plymouth. This was an act of INHUMANITY
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dresden Fire Storm!, 2 Mar 2013
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The story "Dresden: A Survivors Story" was too short to call a story. Although it may be true it seemed like a collection of notes.
The writer (I understand is rather aged) could have added a few more details.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 1 Mar 2013
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Having lived through WW2 and listened to the sound of the bombers going overhead, ours and theirs, this was better than all the waffle that has been written by the pundits. It was total war. What is described happened here just the same.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good quick read, 21 Feb 2013
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It was a good quick read yet doesn't have much detail so it lacks depth and excitement of a heroic tale
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3.0 out of 5 stars short reccolection, 9 Mar 2013
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I was sort of expecting a lot more. It was my first kindle purchase so really should expected something shorter for the price.I did enjoy it however as it was short and consise as opposed to Slaughter House Five.
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