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Fire and fury : the Allied bombing of Germany, 1942-1945 / Randall Hansen.

By: Hansen, Randall.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York ; London : NAL Caliber, ©2009Description: xiii, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780451227591; 045122759X; 9780451230089; 0451230086.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany | Bombing, Aerial -- Germany | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American | Grande-Bretagne. Royal Air Force. Bomber Command -- Histoire | Harris, Arthur, Sir, 1892-1984 | Bombardement aérien -- Allemagne -- Histoire | Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Opérations aériennes britanniques | Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Opérations aériennes américaines | Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Destruction et pillage -- Allemagne | World War (1939-1945) | Bombing, Aerial | Military campaigns | Military operations, Aerial -- American | Military operations, Aerial -- British | Germany | Weltkrieg II -- Luftkrieg -- Deutschland | Weltkrieg II -- Bombardierung -- Deutschland | Luftkrieg -- Weltkrieg II -- Deutschland | Bombardierung -- Weltkrieg II -- Deutschland | Luftwaffe -- USA -- Geschichte 20. Jh | Luftwaffe -- Grossbritannien -- Geschichte 20. Jh | 1939-1945Genre/Form: Nonfiction.DDC classification: 940.53
Contents:
The day Hamburg died -- The Blitz : bombing civilians and destroying houses -- Bomber Harris takes over -- The Americans -- Building the mighty eighth -- Burn, Germany, burn -- Killing the Boche -- Cologne -- Göring and Speer -- Churchill, Roosevelt, and the future of bombing -- The Ruhr -- Busting dams -- England, July 27, 1943 : "Let us open the window" -- To destroy Hamburg -- Under the bombs -- Speer's nightmare -- The Battle of Berlin -- What the British knew -- Taking out the Luftwaffe -- Germany's Achilles' heel -- Oil and baby killing -- Harris's and Spaatz's orders -- Portal pleads -- Speer despairs, Harris threatens, Portal blinks -- American area bombing -- A crescendo of destruction -- Doubts -- As the last bombs fell -- Conclusion.
Summary: Analyzes the Allied bombing of Germany during World War II, arguing that the American precision bombing was a more effective technique than the British focus on major population centers and resulted in fewer civilian casualties.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Analyzes the Allied bombing of Germany during World War II, arguing that the American precision bombing was a more effective technique than the British focus on major population centers and resulted in fewer civilian casualties.

The day Hamburg died -- The Blitz : bombing civilians and destroying houses -- Bomber Harris takes over -- The Americans -- Building the mighty eighth -- Burn, Germany, burn -- Killing the Boche -- Cologne -- Göring and Speer -- Churchill, Roosevelt, and the future of bombing -- The Ruhr -- Busting dams -- England, July 27, 1943 : "Let us open the window" -- To destroy Hamburg -- Under the bombs -- Speer's nightmare -- The Battle of Berlin -- What the British knew -- Taking out the Luftwaffe -- Germany's Achilles' heel -- Oil and baby killing -- Harris's and Spaatz's orders -- Portal pleads -- Speer despairs, Harris threatens, Portal blinks -- American area bombing -- A crescendo of destruction -- Doubts -- As the last bombs fell -- Conclusion.

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