The days of 13-14th February, 1945, were an absolute horror in the old city of Dresden. The city, which was full to overflowing with refugees from regions further east, was bombed to oblivion. The souvenir sheet, issued by the Stamperija Agency for the Maldives, may well have been produced for souvenir hunters, and most likely not for use on a letter or for philatelists. A streetcar, much less people, could not have been out and about that close to the flames. The fires took the oxygen out of the air and created a storm. Death toll estimates range from 26-30,000. Note Church of our Lady which remained standing for a few days.