Monday, March 19, 2012
This is war, people
This is one of a large number of photographs published in the October 30, 2011 issue of The Atlantic.
Here is the caption
"A view taken from Dresden's town hall of the destroyed Old Town after the allied bombings between February 13 and 15, 1945. Some 3,600 aircraft dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the German city. The resulting firestorm destroyed 15 square miles of the city center, and killed more than 22,000. (Walter Hahn/AFP/Getty Images)"