During the final months of World War II, from February 13 to 15, 1945, Allied forces bombed the ancient, cathedral city of Dresden, in eastern Germany. British rifleman Victor Gregg (inset) was one of hundreds of men being held as a PoW in the city by the Germans. Before the huge air raid, it had not suffered a major Allied attack. By February 15, however, it was a smouldering ruin (left and right) - 2,400 tons of high explosives and 1,500 tons of incendiary bombs were dropped on the city. An unknown number of civilians, somewhere between 35,000 and 135,000, were dead.On the 75th anniversary of the start of the bombing, this is his eyewitness account of the devastation he left behind.