This article has nothing to do with the British trying to cover up their alleged war crimes. The dominant narrative on the Allied bombing of Dresden (which, amazingly, was created by Goebbels himself!!) has been fairly consistent since the end of WWII: hundreds of thousands died, and for no reason, because Dresden lacked legitimate targets. But, it turns out that this story was false on both counts. Not nearly so many people died, and perhaps even more surprising, Dresden did indeed have legitimate military targets. The New Yorker recently published an excellent article on this: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/02/01/100201fa_fact_packer
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from the article: Did Nazis exaggerate death toll in WWII Dresden air raid?