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Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five And The Anti War Movement

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Slaughterhouse Five and the Anti War Movement The novel Slaughterhouse Five written by Kurt Vonnegut is a unique look at the bombing in Dresden, Germany that occurred at the end of World War II. In February of 1945, approximately 130,000 people were killed in an air attack during an area bombing that lasted several days. According to History. com, “An important aspect of the Allied air war against Germany involved what is known as “area” or “saturation” bombing. In area bombing, all enemy industry–not just war munitions–is targeted, and civilian portions of cities are obliterated along with troop areas.” (History.com staff 1) Vonnegut wrote about the bombing using science fiction and time travel so his main character, Billy Pilgrim, could
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