There is good reason to believe that the rationale for the obliteration of Dresden was for one rather sinister reason. It wasn’t so much an act of terror aimed at Nazi Germany, but rather a show of maniacal power to the Soviet Union.
The Yalta Conference had many smiling faces and gentlemanly hand shakes while all parties involved kept Cold War daggers behind their backs.
The relatively smooth waters of cooperation between FDR, Churchill, and Stalin at Yalta concealed roiling cross currents beneath the glistening surface which some historians like to emphasise. These rip tides were quick to erupt in the last weeks of the war.
February 2nd 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the bloodiest battle in human history – Stalingrad. It was the breaking point for the Third Reich yet this major historic triumph is completely forgotten in the West.