Skip to main content

Copyright: CHRONOS MEDIA History

Cologne in 1945

In 1942 the British Air-Marshal Arthur Harris attacked Cologne with all the aircraft that were at his disposal. For the Royal Air Force (RAF) and its Bomber Command "Operation Millennium" became a turning point in the Second World War. As Goebbels had announced that Cologne would be defended to the last man, many more attacks followed: 268 in total. 90% of the city center was completely destroyed by the end of the war.

Video specifications

  • 13:06
  • 1945
  • Color

Help to share this page on social media

The stories on my website are meant to educate people about WW2. You can help by sharing them with your family and friends on your social platforms. Thank you so much for your assistance.