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The Bombers and the Bombed

Allied Air War Over Europe, 1940-1945

By R. J Overy

The ultimate history of the Allied bombing campaigns in World War II



Technology shapes the nature of all wars, and the Second World War hinged on a most unpredictable weapon: the bomb. Day and night, Britain and the United States unleashed massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize occupied Europe, destroying its cities. The grisly consequences call into question how “moral” a war the Allies fought.



The Bombers and the Bombed radically overhauls our understanding of World War II. It pairs the story of the civilian front line in the Allied air war alongside the political context that shaped their strategic bombing campaigns, examining the responses to bombing and being bombed with renewed clarity.



The first book to examine seriously not only the well-known attacks on Dresden and Hamburg but also the significance of the firebombing on other fronts, including Italy, where the crisis was far more severe than anything experienced in Germany, this is Richard Overy’s finest work yet. It is a rich reminder of the terrible military, technological, and ethical issues that relentlessly drove all the war’s participants into an abyss.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780670025152


Format: Book
Author: Overy, R. J
Title: The bombers and the bombed : Allied air war over Europe, 1940-1945 / Richard Overy.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Allied. World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe -- Aerial operations, Allied. World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Allied -- Moral and ethical aspects. Bombing, Aerial -- Europe -- History -- 20th century. Bombing, Aerial -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 20th century. Civil defense -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 20th century. Bombing, Aerial -- Germany -- History -- 20th century. Bombing, Aerial -- Europe -- Public opinion. Public opinion -- Europe. World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe.
Isbn: 9780670025152
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System Items Total: 7
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Format: Book
Author: Overy, R. J.
Title: The bombers and the bombed : Allied air war over Europe, 1940-1945 / Richard Overy.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
Description: xxviii, 562 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Allied.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe -- Aerial operations, Allied.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Allied -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subjects: Bombing, Aerial -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Bombing, Aerial -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Civil defense -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Bombing, Aerial -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Bombing, Aerial -- Europe -- Public opinion.
Subjects: Public opinion -- Europe.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe.
Other Title: Bombing war
Other Title: Allied air war over Europe, 1940-1945
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Prologue: Bombing Bulgaria -- The sorcerer's apprentice: Bomber Command, 1939-42 -- The Casablanca Offensive: the Allies over Germany, 1943-44 -- The "Battle of Germany", 1944-45 -- The logic of total war: German society under the bombs -- Italy: The war of bombs and words -- Bombing friends, bombing enemies: Germany's new order -- Epilogue: Lessons learned and not learned: bombing into the postwar world.
LCCN: 2013018405
ISBN: 9780670025152
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: 940.544 Ove