THE DESTRUCTION OF DRESDEN, with a Foreword by Air Marshal Sir Robert Saundby

London: William Kimber, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Irving's first book, a critical investigation of the devastating Allied bombing raids over Dresden, Germany on February 13-14, 1945. The bombing succeeded in obliterating the greater part of one of Europe's most beautiful cities, killing some 130,000 people (almost twice the toll at Hiroshima), but achieved little militarily. Once one of Britain's most respected military historians, David Irving has become a controversial figure, largely due to his revisionist claims concerning the Jewish Holocaust. Last year, a British court ruled against Irving in a libel suit that he had brought against an American scholar, and publicly rebuked him for his historical indiscretions, handing Irving a dramatic professional and financial defeat. 255 p. with numerous textual photographs. Octavo. Original black cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some light browning and wear along the extremities of the dust jacket; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #70553

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