“Russia Storms at 1945 Raid

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“Russia Storms at 1945 Raid

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A newspaper article reporting on East German and Soviet vilification of the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945. The article refers to the bombing of Dresden having been carried out five years ago. The aim was to gain sympathy for German communists in East Germany.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Claire Monk

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NHolmesGH161021-01

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RUSSIA STORMS AT 1945 RAID
‘Dresden terror’
From SELKIRK PANTON
BERLIN, Sunday. – The Soviet authorities in Germany today launched a virulent propaganda campaign against Britain and America for bombing Dresden five years ago.
Tonight the Communist German Government of Saxony ordered a one-minute silence at noon tomorrow throughout Saxony.
All traffic will be stopped, said Herr Max Seydewitz, Saxony’s Moscow – trained Communist Premier, “to remind people of the destruction of Dresden by Anglo-American terror bombing.”
The bombing of Dresden by U.S. bombers on February 14, 1945, was carried out at the urgent request of the Soviet Supreme Command as the Red Army was advancing on the city. They claimed that strong Nazi forces were concentrated there.
THIS IS WHY
Chief aim of the new Russian campaign is to gain sympathy for the German Communists in Eastern Germany, and to brand the British and Americans as “brutal warmongers.”
The campaign was started today in the official Soviet organ Taeglische Rundschau, which devoted to it a whole page with German photographs of dead victims.
Under a six-column banner headline, “Ruined Dresden Warns – Fight Against the Imperialistic Gangster War,” the Soviet organ writes :-
“Dresden is an accusation against the stranglehold of Fascism and imperialist warmongers, just as our ruined Soviet towns are.”

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Selkirk Panton, ““Russia Storms at 1945 Raid,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 17, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10656.

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