Nuremberg (city), World War II, Pegnitz River, Germany, Nuremberg Bombardment 1943-1945
"Nuremberg in ruins, along the Pegnitz River" Nuremberg was severely damaged in Allied strategic bombing from 1943-45. On January 2, 1945, was systematically bombed by the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Army Air Forces and about ninety percent of it was destroyed in only one hour, with 1,800 residents killed and roughly 100,000 displaced. In February 1945, additional attacks followed. In total, about 6,000 Nuremberg residents are estimated to have been killed in air raids. Despite this, the city was rebuilt after the war and was to some extent, restored to its pre-war appearance including the reconstruction of some of its medieval buildings.
20th Century, Nuremberg Germany, 1945-1946
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Ray D'Addario, U.S. Army Pictorial Service, World War II
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