The Bombing War

It is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (as well as much newly ...

The Bombing War

The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard OveryThe use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war. For Britain, bombing became perhaps its principal contribution to the fighting as, night after night, exceptionally brave men flew over occupied Europe destroying its cities. The Bombing War radically overhauls our understanding of the War. It is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (as well as much newly discovered material on the more familiar 'Blitz' on Britain), or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities. The result is the author's masterpiece - a rich, gripping, picture of the Second World War and the terrible military, technological and ethical issues that relentlessly drove all its participants into an abyss.

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The Bombing War
Language: en
Pages: 880
Authors: Richard Overy
Categories: Bombing, Aerial
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-05 - Publisher:

The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard OveryThe use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought
The Bombing War
Language: en
Pages: 880
Authors: Richard Overy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-26 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically
The Air War, 1939-1945
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Richard J. Overy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-24 - Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press

The Air War, 1939-1945 was first written in the late 1970s when there was very little academic interest in the history of air power. What there was focused largely on combat. The book was intended to provide a global history of the air war by looking at combat, but also
German historians and the bombing of German cities
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: Bas von Benda-Beckmann
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-20 - Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

Today, strategic aerial bombardments of urban areas that harm civilians, at times intentionally, are becoming increasingly common in global conflicts. This book reveals the history of these tactics as employed by nations that initiated aerial bombardments of civilians after World War I and during World War II. As one of
The Fire
Language: en
Pages: 532
Authors: Jörg Friedrich
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

In the final phase of the World War II, the Allies launched a bombing campaign that inflicted unprecedented destruction on Germany. This work attempts to document life under the Allied bombing, and renders the annihilation of cities such as Dresden.