Iconic Photo: Nothing left….

Nothing left but each other…..

A German woman sobs and cradles her defiant-looking son after she returns to her residence, fleeing an Allied air raid, only to discover her home has been destroyed. Berlin was subject to 363 air raids during the war. It was bombed by the British Royal Air Force Bomber Command between 1940 and 1945, and by the United States Army Air Forces between 1943 and 1945 as part of the Allied campaign of strategic bombing of Germany. It was also attacked by aircraft of the Soviet Air Forces, particularly in 1945 as Soviet forces closed on the city. British bombers dropped 46,000 tons of bombs, the Americans dropped 23,000 tons. As the bombings continued more and more people fled the city. By May 1945, 1.7 million people, 40% of the residents of Berlin, had fled the capital as refugees. Berlin, Germany. November 1944.

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