Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945

Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945

by Randall Hansen

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Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945 by Randall Hansen

During the Second World War, Allied air forces dropped nearly two million tons of bombs on Germany, destroying some 60 cities, killing more than half a million German citizens, and leaving 80,000 pilots dead. But the terrible truth is that much of the bombing was carried out against the expressed demands of the Allied military leadership, leading to the needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians.

Focusing on the crucial period from 1942 to 1945, Fire and Fury tells the story of the American and British bombing campaign through the eyes of those involved: the military and civilian command in America, Britain, and Germany, the aircrews in the skies who carried out their orders, and civilians on the ground who felt the fury of the Allied attacks. Here, for the first time, the story of the American and British air campaigns is told-and the cost accounted for...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101104781
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/07/2009
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 355,203
File size: 455 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Randall Hansen is Professor of Politics and holds a Research Chair at the University of Toronto. He was born in Canada and has lived in the UK, US, France, Ireland, and Germany. Professor Hansen has a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he was a Commonwealth scholar. His work has been translated into French, German, and Italian. He has given public lectures throughout Europe and North America, and regularly speaks on local, national, and international radio.

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