The bombing war europe 1939 1945 richard overy on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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 . The bombing campaigns were startlingly inaccurate and this is the most important book on the second world war published this century by richard j evans. Covering the european theatre in the second world war the bombing war restricts itself to strategic bombing not treating the use of air power in support of army or navy operations but extends widely within that remit. A provocative new take on the second world war calls into question the wisdom of large scale bombing. That is the excellent new book by richard overy a leading historian of the second world war from this book i learned that 1 the first bombing attack on freiburg im breisgau killed 57 people and it was conducted by german bombers who thought the city was the french town of dijon
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