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WWII GLASS BOTTLE MADE IN DRESDEN

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WWII GLASS BOTTLE MADE IN DRESDEN

During WW2 Dresden was being used extensively for making war material, although the factories were mainly in the suburbs, the whole area was bombed by the British and Americans in three waves of aircraft on the same night, the bombers carried explosive and incendiary bombs with the intention of creating a 'Firestorm'.
The first wave devastated the city centre, the second wave devastated the suburbs where most of the survivors had fled.
A 'Fire-storm" was created and thousands died from falling masonry or were suffocated in the shelters, almost all of the factories were destroyed.
A third wave was not needed but it was too late to stop the carnage that followed, where any remaining refugees were hit including the hospital.
It remains to this day a matter of controversy whether it was necessary.
This bottle must have been made before this fateful night.

The museum's trustees found the bottle at "The War & Peace Show" in 2009 and the word "Dresden" on the china stopper was a good enough reason for its purchase.

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