Penguin Book

The Bombing War

Richard Overy

A major new book by one of Britain's greatest historians on the most controversial military issue of the Second World War.

The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war. For Britain, bombing became perhaps its principal contribution to the fighting. The Bombing War radically overhauls our understanding of the War. It is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example, or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities.

This masterful book gives a gripping picture of the Second World War and the military, technological and ethical issues that drove all its participants into an abyss.

Richard Overy is the author of numerous books, inlcluding The Morbid Age, The Dictators (winner of both the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hessell-Tiltman Prize) and 1939: Countdown to War. His work has been published in 12 languages. He is Professor of History at the University of Exeter.

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Format TPS
234 x 153mm
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