NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 13, 1985
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(Studio) United States and British fire bombing of Dresden, Germany, during World War II recalled, compared to Hiroshima; USSR 's current propaganda use of event noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Dresden, East Germany) Issue of allies' morality in destroying Dresden, not a military target, examined; films shown. [Survivor Erika BUHRIG - (thru translator) recalls pre-bombed Dresden.] [Survivor Gertrude KUEHN - (thru translator) describes bombing.] Allied rationale for destroying civilian population reviewed. [BUHRIG - (thru translator) feels bombing was unjustified; explains.] [RAF navigator Alan DRIVER - is ashamed for his role; doesn't feel city's destruction contributed to war's end.] [Commander William HELLER - disagrees; has no compassion for victims.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley