The Bombing War

The Bombing War Europe 1939-1945

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Synopsis

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 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141003214
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.544
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxvii, 852 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 628g
Height: 197mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 34mm