Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dresden


This is a haunting photograph. I'm building myself up to reading Slaughterhouse-5 again, and this begins to get at the level of devastation we wrought on that city. But only BEGINS to get at it. We dropped 650,000 bombs on the city. 25,000 people died. The scale of it is, to be honest, too great to assimilate.

The photo comes from the Guardian, part of a regular series.

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