Return to Dresden

    • Martin Duckworth
    • Canada
    • 1986
    February 13, 1945: A squadron of bombers leaves England.
    Destination: Dresden.
    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.


    • color
    • 16mm
    Martin Duckworth
    National Film Board of Canada
    Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
    Martin Duckworth
    Richard Besse, Alain Sauvé

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