Regensburg - Die Katastrophe vom 17. August 1943

Regensburg - Die Katastrophe vom 17. August 1943
The biggest catastrophe that Regensburg ever encountered in its modern history took place on 17 August 1943. Within 22 minutes 402 people were killed in a heavy air attack that day. Among the dead were numerous apprentices at the Messerschmitt factory in Prüfening.
This 75th Anniversary Book (August 17, 2018) commemorates the victims of this air raid. A bloodbath, that could have been prevented, that HAD to be prevented. However, the plant management of Messerschmitt GmbH Regensburg was unable to draw conclusions from the air attack on Wiener Neustädter Flugzeugwerke four days earlier, although the factory management was aware of all the details. In Regensburg, around 4,500 employees were not allowed to leave the factory premises during the noon hours of 17 August 1943, when the air-raid sirens sounded, and so they were more or less defenseless against the bombs that fell then …
The author has managed to obtain a large number of previously unpublished photos, documents and reports from this fateful day, which formed the basis of this book.
Throughout illustrated with b/w pictures.

Author(s): Peter Schmoll
Publisher: MZ-Buchverlag
Pages: 128
Language: German
Edition: 1
Year of publication: 2018
Dimensions: 24 x 17 cm
Binding: Softcover
Weight: 0.40 kg

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