February 13, 1945: A squadron of bombers leaves England.
Purpose: The destruction of the morale of the civilian population.
Result: 35,000 dead.
On February 13, 1985, after careful reconstruction, the Opera House in Dresden was reopened. Guests were treated to a performance of Der Freischütz. A choice not without deliberation, as this work was performed just before the bombs fell in 1945. Among those attending this reopening concert is a member of the original bomb squadron. But this time he has returned with a message of peace: he lays flowers at Notre Dame and talks with survivors.