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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 Electromyography for Experimentalists utterly convincing re examination of the allied aerial bombing campaign and of civilian German suffering during World War II–an essential addition to our Double Jeopardy 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

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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 Fishes of the Open Ocean 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 Out of Bounds (Boundaries, usually precision bombing strategic air campaigns against Germany It contrasts the American bombing of mainly industrial targets oil transportation ball bearings Grass, Sky, Song 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 Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos 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 The Illusionists useful companion to Tillman s Whirlwind where the Americans did O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, 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

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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 This is a thorough and careful history of the Allied bombing campaign against Germany and it doesn t stint on analysis There are two conclusions1 There was a very definite difference in intent between RAF s Bomber Command and the USAAF campaign Bomber Command preferred to kill civilians rather than bombing industrial targets and often passed up the opportunity to do serious damage to German war production in order to kill a few people Meanwhile the USAAF commanders were laser focused on German economic and war production targets and did very little deliberate area bombing 2 Bombing of economic targets was far the effective strategy besides being moral The text cites German documents to point out that had Bomber Command unbent enough to follow up successful American raids on industry the war would have been definitely shortened Instead Bomber Command actually prolonged the war by their campaign of frank terror bombingThe USAAF is almost sing Fire and Desire unrecognized role in delivering Allied victory From the Hardcover edition This is a thorough and careful history of the Allied bombing campaign against Germany and it doesn t stint on analysis There are two conclusions1 There was a very definite difference in intent between RAF s Bomber Command and the USAAF campaign Bomber Command preferred to kill civilians rather than bombing industrial targets and often passed The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox up the opportunity to do serious damage to German war production in order to kill a few people Meanwhile the USAAF commanders were laser focused on German economic and war production targets and did very little deliberate area bombing 2 Bombing of economic targets was far the effective strategy besides being moral The text cites German documents to point out that had Bomber Command The Illusionists unbent enough to follow Planet of the Bugs up successful American raids on industry the war would have been definitely shortened Instead Bomber Command actually prolonged the war by their campaign of frank terror bombingThe USAAF is almost sing

  • Paperback
  • 368
  • Fire and Fury The Allied Bombing of Germany 1942 1945
  • Randall Hansen
  • English
  • 20 December 2019
  • 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



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

  1. says:

    An involuntary surfer on the Fire and Fury wave

  2. says:

    This is a really good and important book Every WWII reader knows that the US Bombed Nazi Europe by Day and the British Bomber Comma

  3. says:

    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 d

  4. says:

    Randall Hansen's book is an important contribution to discussions of military history and World War Two It is impossible to

  5. says:

    War is hell This fact is graphically demonstrated by the bombing of Germany during the Second World War But as the author amply explains there is an important distinction between the Americans' preference for precision bombing and the British indiscriminate area bombing which was really terror bombing Not only was the deliberate bombing and destruction of German cities and towns by the British barbaric and in

  6. says:

    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 effectivenes

  7. says:

    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 I think the frustrating thing for me are the two pivotal personalities responsible for bomber co

  8. says:

    This is a thorough and careful history of the Allied bombing campaign against Germany and it doesn’t stint on analysis There are two conclusions1 There was a very definite difference in intent between RAF’s Bomber Command and the USAAF campaign Bomber Command preferred to kill civilians rather than bombing industrial targets and often passed up the opportunity to do serious damage to German war production in order to kill a few peopl

  9. says:

    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 I

  10. says:

    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 We came late to the fight which we did not want trying maintain the moral high groundThe au

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