Insanity of War in Slaughterhouse Five

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Title: Insanity of War in Slaughterhouse Five
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Date: August 24, 1996
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Eventually, Billy makes it to Dresden, and he and the other American POWs are housed in Schlachthof-Funf (Slaughterhouse-Five), from which the book's name is derived. Because Dresden is an "open city", not militarily important to the Allied Powers, people from surrounding cities flee to Dresden to take refuge...
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Ironically, the city is bombed and the thousands of people taking sanctuary in Dresden are all killed. Billy, the other American POWs, and their German guards are all saved from the bombing because they are in the highly sheltered basement of Slaughterhouse-Five...
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