|Destruction and Starting
The Square’s proximity to the
edge of the city, so near the government buildings, meant that it
endured much destruction during the war.
Feburary 3rd 1945 proved to
be its final undoing. For one and a half hours, one and a half thousand
American bombers dropped bombs and other incendiary devices on the
city centre, transforming the streets and squares to a massive inferno.
Even long after its destruction, the battle on this desert of rubble