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The Resource Fire and fury : the Allied bombing of Germany, 1942-1945, Randall Hansen

Fire and fury : the Allied bombing of Germany, 1942-1945, Randall Hansen

Label
Fire and fury : the Allied bombing of Germany, 1942-1945
Title
Fire and fury
Title remainder
the Allied bombing of Germany, 1942-1945
Statement of responsibility
Randall Hansen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
940.54/213
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D785
LC item number
.H36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fire and fury : the Allied bombing of Germany, 1942-1945, Randall Hansen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-338) and index
Contents
The day Hamburg died -- The Blitz : bombing civilians and destroying houses -- Bomber Harris takes over -- The Americans -- Building the mighty eighth -- Burn, Germany, burn -- Killing the Boche -- Cologne -- Göring and Speer -- Churchill, Roosevelt, and the future of bombing -- The Ruhr -- Busting dams -- England, July 27, 1943 : "Let us open the window" -- To destroy Hamburg -- Under the bombs -- Speer's nightmare -- The Battle of Berlin -- What the British knew -- Taking out the Luftwaffe -- Germany's Achilles' heel -- Oil and baby killing -- Harris's and Spaatz's orders -- Portal pleads -- Speer despairs, Harris threatens, Portal blinks -- American area bombing -- A crescendo of destruction -- Doubts -- As the last bombs fell -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn268795501
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 352 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780451227591
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)268795501
Label
Fire and fury : the Allied bombing of Germany, 1942-1945, Randall Hansen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-338) and index
Contents
The day Hamburg died -- The Blitz : bombing civilians and destroying houses -- Bomber Harris takes over -- The Americans -- Building the mighty eighth -- Burn, Germany, burn -- Killing the Boche -- Cologne -- Göring and Speer -- Churchill, Roosevelt, and the future of bombing -- The Ruhr -- Busting dams -- England, July 27, 1943 : "Let us open the window" -- To destroy Hamburg -- Under the bombs -- Speer's nightmare -- The Battle of Berlin -- What the British knew -- Taking out the Luftwaffe -- Germany's Achilles' heel -- Oil and baby killing -- Harris's and Spaatz's orders -- Portal pleads -- Speer despairs, Harris threatens, Portal blinks -- American area bombing -- A crescendo of destruction -- Doubts -- As the last bombs fell -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn268795501
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 352 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780451227591
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)268795501

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