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Thread: Dresden

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    My Dad is on a cycling holiday at the moment, he flew to Strasbourg last week with his cycling buddies and they are doing a circuit that takes in Germany, Czech Republic and Poland. He rang yesterday and they were in Dresden.

    I knew there was something to do with quilting and Dresden, so have been googling away, thought some of you may be interested in a bit of quilting and general history, if you weren't already aware....

    http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/c...sden-plate.htm

    http://www.dresden.de/dmg/en/index.php

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresden

    Just goes to show how biased my history lessons at school were...we learnt all about how England was bombed in WW2, but I never heard about the Dresden bombing...
    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk...of_dresden.htm


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    My ex husband worked for a multinational but German-based company and once, the English members of staff were taken on a visit to a museum in Dresden and were quite pointedly shown a display depicting the city before and after the bombing... yes, ONLY the English members of staff!

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    That is definitely something that lacks, "alternative" histories.

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    Sadly, when two countries are at war, often both countries suffer devastating damage to its people and infrastructure. If this hadn't ocurred to you, then perhaps your history lessons could have been a bit more unbiased.

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    Thank you for the great history lesson!!
    I feel like I learned something very
    valuable today!! :D I have always
    liked the Dresden Plate pattern, too.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    I never knew the history of the dresdan plate pattern, thanks for the links :D Reading about wars can be interesting, but very sad for all that was lost...

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    Interesting, thanks. Thanks also for the link to the pattern.

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