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10 thoughts on “Fire and Fury The Allied Bombing of Germany 1942 1945

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    An involuntary surfer on the Fire and Fury wave

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    This is a really good and important book Every WWII reader knows that the US Bombed Nazi Europe by Day and the British Bomber Command bombed by Night But this book traces the development and history of the entire Allied bo

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    Fire and Fury by Randall Hansen is an excellent well written historical inuiry into the differing strategies of British Bomber Command and the USAAF in the bombing of Germany World War II Very briefly the British bombing plan was to carpet bo

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    Randall Hansen's book is an important contribution to discussions of military history and World War Two It is impossible to read it in my view and believe that Arthur Harris was not a war criminal though others may disagree However everyone who reads this can only conclude that the strategy of mass bombing of

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    War is hell This fact is graphically demonstrated by the bombing of Germany during the Second World War But as the author amply expl

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    An interesting commentary on the British night area bombing and the US daytime usually precision bombing strategic air campaigns ag

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    Not sure how to review this one the book was a uick and easy read with plenty of detail facts and eyewitness accounts of those who orchestrated the bombing campaign and those who survived being on the receiving end

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    This is a thorough and careful history of the Allied bombing campaign against Germany and it doesn’t stint on analysis There are two conclus

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    Audiobook This is the second book titled Fire and Fury that I read this year and this one is a better book than

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    This book presents the air war from three points of view The German world conuest British area bombing I think this was based on revenge for the war that was brought to England Then the American precision daylight bombing

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Fire and Fury The Allied Bombing of Germany 1942 1945

National BestsellerAn enlightening and utterly convincing re examination of the allied aerial bombing campaign and of civilian German suffering during World War II–an essential addition to our understanding of world historyDuring the Second World War Allied air forces dropped nearly two million tons of bombs on Germany destroying some 60 cities killing than half a million German citizens and leaving 80000 pilots dead Much of the bombing w. Fire and Fury by Randall Hansen is an excellent well written historical inuiry into the differing strategies of British Bomber Command and the USAAF in the bombing of Germany World War II Very briefly the British bombing plan was to carpet bomb entire German cities into rubble causing as much destruction and death as possible The announced intention was to destroy the morale of the German peopleThe American Strategic Air Forces plan was one of daylight precision bombing attacks on military targets such as aircraft factories manufacturing facilities oil installations and transportation hubs all in order to eliminate the German ability to continue the warI will not presume to re tell Mr Hansen s story here That would not do justice to the research he did into his subject or to the masterful presentation of the facts leading to his conclusion That conclusion seemed evident to me but it may be controversial to someThere is not a dull page in this book it is fascinating for any fan of WWII history Facts are clearly presented and conclusions clearly drawn In the 297 pages photos also great battles are fought over Germany and between the Allies indeed within the British command structure itselfI bought the book a few years ago but I am sorry I waited so long to read it If you are at all interested in the air war in Europe read itFascinating worthwhile recommended

summary Fire and Fury The Allied Bombing of Germany 1942 1945

As carried out against the expressed demands of the Allied military leadership Hundreds of thousands of people died needlessly Focusing on the crucial period from 1942 to 1945 and using a compelling narrative approach Fire and Fury tells the story of the American and British bombing campaign through the eyes of those involved military and civilian command in America Britain and Germany aircrew in the sky and civilians on the groundAcclaimed. An interesting commentary on the British night area bombing and the US daytime usually precision bombing strategic air campaigns against Germany It contrasts the American bombing of mainly industrial targets oil transportation ball bearings uite favourably against Harris of the RAF s Bomber Command and his obsession with obliterating German cities in a stated attempt to defeat morale Hansen makes both the moral and effectiveness argument in favour of the US approachA bit much of the middle is taken up with the memo war between the wimpish Portal trying to get Harris to bomb the industrial targets and the seemingly insubordinate HarrisIt is a useful companion to Tillman s Whirlwind where the Americans did use Harris city killing approach in fire bombing Japanese civilians Different race different morality Or were the Brits in favour of blowing Germany to bits in retaliation for the Blitz and V 1s and V 2s and the Americans feeling the same after Pearl Harbor and other attacks directly on the US and its dependencies in the Pacific Probably a bit of both

summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Randall Hansen

Historian Randall Hansen shows that the Commander in Chief of Bomber Command Arthur Harris was wedded to an outdated strategy whose success had never been proven; how area bombing not only failed to win the war it probably prolonged it; and that the US campaign which was driven by a particularly American fusion of optimism and morality played an important and largely unrecognized role in delivering Allied victory From the Hardcover edition. Audiobook This is the second book titled Fire and Fury that I read this year and this one is a better book than the other one Michael Wolff s tabloid style account of the early Trump White House This one focuses on the Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany during World War II It offers extensive detail of the people involved in the planning and execution of those campaigns as well as those who dealt with the effects of that bombing It can get a bit academic in reading but not a shock given the detail of sources Hansen takes the stance that the bombing was ultimately ineffective in achieving its aims of bringing about the strategic defeat of Germany it promised to do mirroring several key surveys in the immediate aftermath of the war His is critical of all parties involved in the war but does not blame the young men who executed those missions The reader does okay with the material which can get a bit dry at times A book that should be read by airmen across the world at least once but maybe not one to be reread

  • Paperback
  • 368
  • Fire and Fury The Allied Bombing of Germany 1942 1945
  • Randall Hansen
  • English
  • 07 May 2017
  • 9780385664042

About the Author: Randall Hansen

Randall Hansen is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and Canada Research in Global Migration