It was called the ‘Florence of the Elbe’. In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden. Explosive bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic mass murder in a war already won?
Bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with touching human detail. Writing with warmth and colour about morality in war, the instinct for survival, the gravity of mass destruction and the manipulation of memory, this is a leading historian at the top of his game.
Perhaps best known for The Secret Life of Bletchley Park Sinclair is also the creator of The Secret Listeners, Bletchley Park Brainteasers and Secret Service Brainteasers. We can look forward to a master of his craft and a magisterial storyteller wrapped up into one insightful, compelling and fascinating winter evening.