On the night of 3 February 1945, British war planes flew a bombing raid against Wiesbaden. It was not the first and not the last attack, but it certainly caused the most damage. More than 600 people died, and the face of the world spa city was changed forever. But Wiesbaden narrowly escaped a much worse fate. Historian Dr. Thomas Weichel conducted extensive research in British military archives and discovered new material. The armada of nearly 500 four-engine Lancaster bomber planes carrying more than 2,000 tons of explosive material mostly missed their main targets that fateful night. With nearly 100 photos, this book also explores the period leading up to World War II as well as post-war reconstruction.