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Fire and fury : the allied bombing of Germany and Japan, Randall Hansen

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Fire and fury : the allied bombing of Germany and Japan
Title
Fire and fury
Title remainder
the allied bombing of Germany and Japan
Statement of responsibility
Randall Hansen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
During World War II, Allied bombing obliterated every major German and Japanese city. Before the dropping of the atomic bombs, conventional bombing had killed approximately 400,000 Germans and 330,00 Japanese, the vast majority civilians. Fully 83,000 British, Commonwealth, and American airmen lost their lives, all but some 3,000 over Germany. Two-thirds of Germans who died under the bombs did so in 1944 and 1945, and in the last year of the war cities with little military were obliterated. In Japan, American bombers destroyed all but three major Japanese cities, and the people in them, after March 1945. These raids occurred, in other words, when Allied victory was assured and when precision bombing techniques were far more advanced than they were earlier in the war. Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany and Japan asks why. Based on extensive archival sources, interviews with bombing survivors, airmen, and published first-hand accounts, the book looks at the bombing campaign from an avowedly human perspective - Allied, German and Japanese. It recreates the experience of living through the death of a city. It presents the complex personalities of the senior airmen, and explores why bombing campaigns that seem so excessive seventy-five years later seemed reasonable, to many, at the time. It explains why those campaigns became so murderous so late in the war. And it asks, with the full benefits of time's fullness, whether it was all worth it
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Hansen, Randall
Dewey number
940.54213
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Fire and fury : the allied bombing of Germany and Japan, Randall Hansen
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066439080
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
536 pages
Isbn
9780571288687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1127065089
Label
Fire and fury : the allied bombing of Germany and Japan, Randall Hansen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066439080
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
536 pages
Isbn
9780571288687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1127065089

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