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The bombing war : Europe 1939-1945

By: Overy, Richard

0141003219 / 9780141003214
Paperback
940.54
05/06/2014
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England
20 cm xxvii, 852 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2013.

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.

BIC:

3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBWQ Second World War

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