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Little Book of Impressionists eN thing lost himself in the task and ceased to be than the taskEdgerton has written persuasively that last century air power was associated with the technological right and he has pointed out the ideology underpinning Liberal MilitarismOvery does not go down this route but we should remind ourselves that the driver for techno war was the protection of one s own people by mustering massive power targeted at the population of the other This reversion to a Mesopotamian attitude to the cities of yournemy also held a sub text of fear that democracy actually the hold of the liberal Tickle Torture elite could not survive another general call upThe solution tanks on the front and planes in the sky neatly converged with the institutional aspirations of the RAF to anual or dominant role in war strategySince fighters and fighter bombers by definition were always going to be ancillary to armies fighting blow by blow across country and naval forces defending trade routes this meant bombingThe justification of bombing however was not Ugly Girls easy Aiming was poor air crew losses were high and theuipment was very RSVP... Baby expensive To be than ancillary reuired a result What these callous men offered was one or both of two possibilities one taken up reasonably by the Americans and the other fanatically by Bomber HarrisThe first was to claim that bombing raids directed at aeroengine works transportation and oil facilities and so on could degrade theconomy of the other side so that his war capacity would failNaturally given the weakness of bomb aiming The Moment euipment and the constant pressure on air crews of fear this meant serious collateral damage to the civilian populationNeedless to say this is what happened not only in the Blitz which was always military in purpose in terms ofconomic warfare but also in many of the major raids on Germany and all those in allied statesOvery plausibly demonstrates that this sort of airpower was far less The Cypress Tree effective than the bombers claimed but he and we can give the men of the time the benefit of the doubt hereThe bombers in these cases seem to have killed a lot of people including allied citizens to the increasing frustration of the resistance but there was at least a theoretical case for actionIt could be reasonable in anscalating The Kings Spy (Thomas Hill, existential crisis to accept this massive collateral damage if it brought the hell to a fasternd this is the dark justification of course for HiroshimaThis sort of bombing is just just on the right side of morality for most people we say again that which reasonably might be considered to be the lesser Doctor Illuminatus evil in anxistential struggleStrategic area bombing of civilians to inspire terror in the dubious and unevidenced belief that this might cause panic and bring down a regime is another kettle of fish howeverThere are cases where regimes were brought down by terror bombing Italy seems to be an The Real Witches Kitchen example but nearly all countries appear to have adapted andven seem to have seen the regime strengthenedThe fact of bombing and disruption The Preachers Kid exposed weak and poor regimes like Mussolini s but itnabled a narrative of resistance and a politically led popular organisation to O Testamento emergelsewhereJust as general tactical asset bombing oddly tended to increase production through reorganisation substitution and determination so area bombing tended to strengthen political legitimacyIn the first case it might be very reasonable for strategists not to have understood that this would be the case but in the second we are faced by two new factorsThe Blitz itself should have provided sufficient Gangbang Slut evidence that regimes strengthened onxistential threat while what we have here is something different the deliberate targeting of workersAh I seem to have slipped into the unforgivable here the values driven business of morality The point is that Bomber Harris was no different from Himmler in this the destruction of persons deliberately because of their nature in this case as German workers in Himmler s as JewsThe argument that the Jews were innocent and the German workers were guilty is specious To Nazis the Jews were as guilty as hell as origins of the war yes absurd but believed culturallyGerman workers many of whom voted social democratically in the 1932 and previous lections and who were led no less than workers anywhere by malign lites were suffering here from collective punishmentThe deliberate firestorming of Hamburg and other cities was a war crime that the Allies knew to be so when they decided not to prosecute the Nazis at Nuremburg for their bombing atrocitiesThe most notorious case Dresden ironically probably falls into the milder category of tactical warfare bombing in support of the Soviet push to the East Overy is good at revising our preconceptionsThe lessons of all support of the Soviet push to the East Overy is good at revising our preconceptionsThe lessons of all are largely academic on the old mafia saying that that was then and this is now The conditions were peculiar and unrepeatable new atrocities ntirely are for our timeHowever we can peculiar and unrepeatable new atrocities ntirely are for our timeHowever we can some lessons about the human condition about the blind and unaccountable nature of institutional forms operating in unevidenced ways and doing bad things under unrestrained leadersTo be fair Churchill was a man under severe pressure to whom bombing remained a tool at hand and a sideshow and though committed absolutely to success he was neither stupid nor psychopathicWhat is worrying is that under conditions of The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) existential crisis power to do greatvil can be delegated so Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, easily This story raises very uncomfortable thoughts about other war leadersAnd not just Stalin and Hitler but Cameron and Obama The post war Presidents forxample appear to have had some reasonable grip over their forces through acceptance of their authority Are we so sure nowOne uestion is what happens when the fuhrerprinzip sends down the line vague generalities alongside instructions that can be interpreted brutally because they were stated brutally the HitlerStalin modelBut another uestion is what happens when a Leader is not working on full information and makes false or bad judgements on the claims of the institutional pressure groups who claim to serve himThere are signs on several occasions in this story that Bomber Command lost the ability to do two things under Bomber Harris think beyond the interests of itself and have reasonable moral boundariesThe British were far from alone the Soviets were restrained only because they were fighting a different sort of war and the Americans soon descended into hell themselves with the Tokyo firebombingBut bombing itself was over A Fairly Honourable Defeat egged as tool strategic bombing in the battlefield could lead to the friendly firerrors that we saw in Ira and Afghanistan as well and often did harm than goodIt may given xistential struggle and acceptance of the just war ho hum have had some important function in degrading the flow of materiel to the nemy front and redirecting productionWhat strikes me as unconscionable Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue especially with political motives of pure populist revenge is to continue with a campaign of total war against civilians long after it is clear that it is just murderAlmostvery civilian death could be justified by some rational The Man Without a Face explanation based on the struggle forxistence by the Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) end but by that timeveryone has lost the moral plot The great lesson of all this is that war has its own remorseless logic in which as Overy wisely notes political conditions Gone (Gone, eventually block the chance to do the right thingHowever you can make up your own mind Overy is detached and clinical The facts are all there in his book I urge you to read it and ask where you think the boundaries of death dealing should lie This was a very detailed and well documented work yet was worded so as to beasy to read It gave a real perspective of the gigantic scope of the bombing Threads Of The Shroud effort put forth by the Allies in WWII The book asked the uestions Was the bombingffective and did it meet its objectives Even though I would agree to some xtent with the conclusions "I would say they are negated by the fact that approximately 291000 Americans died in the conflict and "would say they are negated by the fact that approximately 291000 Americans died in the conflict and didn t start the war The fact that only some 250000 German civilians died as a result of bombings is hardly a drop compared to the 6 million Jews xterminated by the Germans or the 13 million Soviets who starved or were killed by Nazis The Germans started thi. ?? 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 Untitled. examining the responses to bombing and being bombed with renewed clarity The first book toxamine seriously not only the. ,
The uality of scholarship and analysis is Wiring excellent but you should be advised you have to plow through mountains of statistics that belonged in an appendix Also needed majorditing the paragraphs in many cases are intolerably lengthy sometimes in Against All Odds excess of a page and tend to lose the thread and force of thexplanation Won via Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Bombers and Bombed is a very interesting look at both Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage ends of the Allied bombing campaign in Europe 1940 45 I am a fan of new or little told stories from WWII and thisasy read is near the top The book is very detailed maybe a little too detailed for the beginner history buff You will not be disappointed with BB and I The DOS enjoyed this book greatly On a side note as I read this book a bulldozer driver in Germany was killed on a construction site by an unexploded allied bomb from WWII on 1 3 2014 apparently this is not uncommon An amazing book Thisxhaustive and Against All Odds exhausting history solely focusing on the bombing war in Europe from its beginnings in 1939 through to 1945 and beyond is a must have and read for anyone interested in the history of World War II The author focuses on the three major air forces in the war the Germans British and Americans and peels away all of the misconceptions forgotten history and heroics that have over the decades built up over the actual facts of the ultimate uselessness that the bombing by all of combatants provided to the outcome of the war Highly recommendedThe Bombing War Europe 1939 1945 is the Britishdition avoid the American Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism edition titled The Bombers and the Bombed The version of the book that I read was the original version published by Allen Lane Penguin as The Bombing War Europe 1939 1945 From what I understand the US version published by Viking as The Bombers and the Bombed Allied Air War Over Europe 1940 1945 as indicated by the title does not include the original version s account of the German bombing campaigns This is a grave weakness in its absence a reader of the lesser book may not fully appreciate the Allies political and military leadership failures as the Allied bombing campaigns developedIt took me a very long time to read this book It is a well written book but the subject matter is grim I started to read this book in September 2014 but I could not force myself to read much of it until making a concertedffort this week which was not coincidently the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and shortly after the 70th anniversary of the Dresden bombings Feb 1945 Coincidentally it was the same week as the passing of the last Dambusters pilot Les MunroThose Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils events are significant to this book Only with the passing of time and of the participants in the struggle of WW2 was it possible to produce and publish an objective history of the bombing war in Europe 1939 1945 I believe that this book is that objective history and that there are great lessons to be re learned from it Prior to the Second World War there was a believespecially amongst the air forces of the various belligerents that bombing could determine the outcome of wars curtail Let me start by pointing out that this review is for the American Payment Due edition from Viking Press which apparently is missing several c Every time I walk past the statue honouring the aircrews of Bomber Command in Green Park I taste something unpleasant in my mouthI can imagine a decent German feeling much the same if Berlin had a major monument to the Eastern Front war dead of the WehrmachtYes both sets of men were courageous and died for the sins of their leaders but both sets of men were complicit in appalling atrocities under orders that specifically targeted civiliansThis remarkable wellvidenced and well written book is about the use of bombing and its Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, effects in Europe during the Second World War at least that is its primary purpose It is in fact a book aboutvilHalf a million Europeans were murdered from the air Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, either indirectly as part of the prosecution of war or directly as a deliberate strategy of area or political bombing by air power advocatesThe book is dense in places Overy does not put statistics into foot notes but makes sure you have them to hand when you read of this raid or that campaign whether deaths or tonnage of bombsHe does not go into too much detail offfects just The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, enough for us to be clear what bombing involves because his interests and ours are the policies that led to these horrorsThis is one of those books where the complexity of issues reuires that we do not try anasy summary Overy is fair minded He seeks to understand and not condemn There is no Turbulence emotion hereThe final conclusions are measured and pointed He also provides a useful coda that suggested that nothing was fundamentally learned from thexperienceHe rightly points out that the area bombing of Bomber Harris who must be the very pitome of the banality Of Evil If You Have A Soul Was Of Its evil if you have a soul was of its and could not be repeatedHe then stops any sigh of relief at this point by pointing out that these maniacs my opinion not his did not need to repeat it because they soon had nuclear weaponry We have been lucky so far Half a million dead over five years could now become 80million Russians in a few hours The strategy of total war would dictate first strike in the forlorn hope of limiting the ffect at homeOne should continue to strike in the forlorn hope of limiting the Elizabeth Ann Seton effect at homeOne should continue to on this as a bunch of war loons try to convert crises in the Middle East or over local self determination in the Ukraine into confrontations with well armed nuclear powersThe point is that the area strategy was not a general one amongst the combatants but a specifically Anglo American indeed British one based on the thinking of an Italian proto fascist DouhetThe irony of this is not lost on Overy who points out that Allied bombing of Italians while their Government was an ally cost lives than the BlitzOne gets a shock to the system when one discovers just howvil the British as a war state had become in what was clearly an Die Postmoderne Konstellation existential struggle of constantscalation with no uarter givenLet us start by noting something uncomfortable Although air power advocates promoted independent bombing strategies the general view in the 1930s was that civilian bombing was a horrorNeither the Soviets nor the Americans adopted civilian bombing as a policy directive and surprise it was Hitler who attempted to outlaw it and chemical and gas weapons at the beginning of the conflictOf course this does not gainsay Hitler s villainy against first the Jews and the mentally disabled and then anything that got in his way of a civilian nature in the East or in terms of reprisalsBut facts are facts And probably because he still had a residual notion that the West Europeans were a basically civilised people Hitler seems to have thought it uncivilised to bomb people in warThere is as well multiple room for misunderstandings sometimes wilful in international relations with deeply unpleasant political warfare operatives muddying the truth at Folk Tales From the Soviet Union every opportunityOvery somewhatmbarrassingly places Guernica Warsaw and Rotterdam in their military context and draws the critical line between what we call collateral damage and deliberate terrorThis is central because we need to understand that the British not only had a strategy of terror the only nation to do so but with the Americans banked up gas bombs in Italy ready to use in the last daysBiological weapons may have been in their infancy but it seems from Overy s coda that the next total war contemplated by the air power loons included advocacy of bacteriological warfare to retain assetsSo what is going on here Certainly Churchill was troubled by the strategy of terror though unafraid to use any resource to meet political Ulysses and the Trojan War ends As we will note we can still see his pointSimilarly not only the Germans and the Soviets but also the Americans may have been ruthless though happily held to the notion of tactical use of air power where civilians were unfortunate collateral damageThe secret ofvil seems to lie in its true source the corporate mentality The RAF was a new arm of state force and competed for budgets and resources It positioned itself as the futureIts chief Bomber Harris somewhere ceased to be a human being and became the pure will of his force He had done a commo. 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 conseuences call into uestion how “moral?.

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S war and killed millions of innocent victims so it is immaterial how many of their civilians were killed in the fog of war The writer was correct is his belief that the bombing did not have the desired Tall, Dark Rich effect on stopping Germany however that is an indication of the lack of accurate bombing methods anduipment Notice how soon Japan surrendered when only two bombs of deadly accuracy and a horrific method of destruction were used If bombs dropped on Germany had been accurate and deadly it would certainly have made a huge change in the German war The Collector's Encyclopedia of Antique Marbles effort The title and the monumental size of this book somehow suggest a definitive comprehensive history of the strategic bombing campaigns during WWII But that is annormously complex subject with a substantial body of literature already discussing it Among these Overy s book is a worthy contribution but not Taught to Obey exceptional It is a thorough study of the politics and strategy of the bloody bombing campaigns of WWII as dry and unemotional as such a study could be But most of this material is not new The greatest merit of The Bombing War is its discussion of Civil Defense that is the various measures the involved states took before and during the war to protect their population infrastructure and industry from the conseuences o It delivers what it promises bombing throughout Europe A good two thirds is still devoted to the Blitz over England Germany Italy benefits most of Overy s pan European ambition while Western Europe or less gets attention in descending order of damage The section on Eastern Europe felt too short I am not yet ualified to judge the strategical bombing of the Soviet Union in the context of Barbarossa It s supposedly seldom separated from the tactical air war in the East The conclusion andpilogue form an xcellent synopsis of the book s main themes but they are shining through the facts throughout so that the reader has a good sense of structure The popular image of non stop swarms of untouchable airplanes soaring menacingly over burning cities is thoroughly debunked It never left the realm of 1930 s SF or war games Bombers were nvisioned to wreck utter an instant devastation on an almost nuclear scale and not seldom through gas or biological agents Society s morale was Rebel (The Change, expected to plummet as fast as its architecture helpless in the face of a bomber that always got through Without this lengthyxposition it is impossible to grasp the mentality of decision making throughout 1940 1945 The Man of Her Dreams (The Enforcers, existing bomber technology was simply incapable of delivering results in accordance with pre warxpectations The impact on the The Plant Paradox enemy warconomy was limited Little Sister (Sweet Dreams, especially once dispersal programs gave the attacker a myriad of targets to choose from The chief benefit was forcing the other side to invest in massive AA defense manned by a mass of hands sorely missed in factories or at the front In relation to this the necessary air supremacy of the bomber fleet innemy airspace was very hard to assert without an Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n expansion of the fighter arm resulting in a large scale aerial duel that was not foreseen in the interbellum Aditionally the range of fighterscorts virtually determined the range of the bomber offensive The progress made in aircraft construction on this point is perhaps the best measurement of how the psychological impact of bombing spread until it affected N.76 le Mystere de Job et les preuves Initiatiques entire countries Finally the unity of the people was strengthened rather than weakened in the face of aerial attack since the current powers that be were the main source of rescue and assistance Ironically pre war fears had stimulated initiatives of nationwide civil defense Britain comes off best among the democracies while there was a direct correlation among the dictatorships between the degree of totalitarian mobilization and preparedness This is best illustrated by looking at the sturdiness of the public andor private bomb shelters and theirffect on morale It scales down the story to the human level better than casualty statistics can Plus both the UK and the USA spent half the war building up their bomber force It is an arm that demands a lot of industrial resources uses spacious infrastructure reuires a lot of maintenance manpower No war in history has Red Skies at Night (Anchors Away enough to go around The imminent invasion in Normandy over threatened to direct the whole air force to tactical support In thend it helped to blur the distinction between the two levels It also obscured at the time An Important Fact Stalin S important fact Stalin s desired Second Front had been in The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 existence since 1942 thanks to the bombers that vided for the strength of the Eastern Front Inaccuracy continued to plague all air forces until thend of the war in spite of considerable technological advancement in the field of night radar No matter how strict the assigning of targets of proven military value collatoral damage in civilian residential areas was the inevitable conseuence In a way the decimation of the nemy labour force was counted as a compensation but the population was never an official prime target of bombing for neither Side The Allies Did Step Up The Numbers By Perfecting The Allies did step up the numbers by perfecting mix of high xplosive incendiary to create firestorms in German cities whose medieval centers were notoriously flammable One of the neat details in the book is the studies undertaken by amongst others the Operation (Operation: Midnight, emigrated founder of the Bauhaus movement to determine which ordnance combination would work best on Germany and Italy respectivelyIn a weird way reality vindicated the critics of Douhet his prophesized collapse of national spirit only came true with Italians who were prone to crackasily While the British Blitz spirit is The New Left the Origins of the Cold War exaggerated in the mythology of WWII Italian morale did plummet faster In their defense bombing on the peninsula didn t get heavy until after the landings at Anzio the overthrow of Mussolini By then the German occupation with its harsh reprisals had them caught between a rock and a hard place The story of bombing by Italy is interesting in a what if way The Italian Air Force sxperience in smaller wars such as Spain and Abyssinia had already shown the optimism of Il dominio dell aria to be ill grounded The country s small industrial base prohibited an appropriate volution in aircraft design The persistent but inadeuate bombing of Malta and the airborne assault on Crete might have been replaced with the invasion of the former and the cutting of Allied supply lines in the Mediterranean with severe conseuences for the North African front A similar possibility surfaced during the Blitz on Britain where the Few in actuality met the Many in fairly comfortable numbers and likely in a Hurricane than a Spitfire There was an active discussion of the use of both fighters and bombers in ither the counteroffensive or as part of the fight to keep the island s supply lines open in the Battle of the Atlantic This subject takes me back to the Atlantic charter and could ve used depth The rest of the Blitz story holds few surprises La Fleur du Mal except the preparedness of the British government to use gas in retaliation if necessary This would resurface with the 15th US Air Force in Italy and remains a rather curious restraint in a war where retaliation often served as anxcuse for Graphic Design Rules escalation The Germans knew the Battle of Britain was a lost causeven before it officially began but kept it up to lull the USSR After 1941 their side of the story plays second fiddle to the Allies but as the victims their development of countermeasures Reckless even to the infamous Window metal strips invites a comparison with the situation on the British homeland It is never clearly made We do get good capsules of famous raids Hamburg Dresden Sweinfurt and Berlin which got raided less than you d think There is sometimes an overemphasis on the inter Allied disputes over designated targetsspecially towards the Trickster end where the liberated countries of Western Europe pass the review The pendulum had irrevocably swung in favour of indiscriminate bombing by late 1942 no matter how vehemently Resistance movements and governments inxile lamented It is almost impossible to pose a moral verdict on the strategic bombing campaign over Europe and Overy thankfully arguments rather than judges Personally I tend to side with Arthur Harris because war has a momentum of its own. Well known attacks on Dresden and Hamburg but also the significance of the firebombing on other fronts including Italy where the crisis was far severe than anything Killers Prey (Conard County experienced in Germany this is Richard Overy’s finest work yet It is a rich reminder of the terrible military technological andthical issues that relentlessly drove all the war’s participants into an abyss. .
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