I fetched this from TheBlackRabbitofInlé.
Below’s something I found at the National Archives yesterday. Which, ironically, was partially on fire itself. (new window)
I’ve since learnt David Irving quotes this in the revised edition of his Dresden book. He found a copy in the USAF archive.
It’s a translation of an intercepted message from the police chief in Dresden, SS Gruppenführer Werner von Alvensleben, sent the day after the initial raid.
500,000 estimated to be homeless!