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St Paul’s Cathedral on fire, London, 29 December 1940.

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1 St Paul’s Cathedral on fire, London, 29 December 1940

2 Firestorm after Operation Gomorrah in Hamburg, July 1943

3 Dresden before and after bombing of February 1945

4 City% Destroyed Bochum83 Mainz80 HamburgHamburg*75 Kassel69 Hagen67 Mannheim64 DüsseldorfDüsseldorf*64 Dessau61 CologneCologne*61 Hannover60 Bremen60 DresdenDresden*59 DortmundDortmund*54 Stettin53 FrankfurtFrankfurt*52 Nuremberg51 Kiel50 EssenEssen*50 Duisburg48 Stuttgart46 MunichMunich*42 Magdeburg41 Chemnitz41 BerlinBerlin*33 LeipzigLeipzig*20 Conventional Bombing Damage to German cities (*= population over 500,000)

5 The residential area of Tokyo after the 9-10 March Bombing

6 B-29 firebomb assault on Tokyo, 26 May, 1945

7 The Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki, 9 August 1945

8 CityDate Low estimates High estimates Attacking force Notes Dresden 13/02/1945 to 15/02/ ,00035,000 British Royal Air Force (RAF) and United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fire storm HamburgJuly ,000 British Royal Air Force (RAF) and United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fire storm Hiroshima06/08/194590,000140,000 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) First atomic bomb used in war Nagasaki09/08/194573,88480,000 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Plutonium bomb


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