Storm of fire: World War II and the destruction of Dresden

United States, 1978

Film
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Presents a compelling documentary of the historical events that led to and included the destruction of Dresden, Germany, in February 1945. The events of the war between Germany and the Allies are followed from the early days of German victories to the eve of the bombing. The film shows the total devastation of Germany’s morale and strength. It is comprised of the actual sights and sounds of the events taken from archive footage and recordings. The culminating destruction is one of history’s terrible commentaries of the consequences and tragedy of total war.

Credits

production company

Cadre

Duration

00:22:18:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28939

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Archival resources

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War - Historical perspectives

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Europe

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Germany

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - History

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

History → Germany - History - 1933-1945

History → History

History → War - Historical perspectives

History → World War, 1939-1945 - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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