morality of Bomber Command in World War II by H. Clifford Chadderton

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  • Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Bomber Command -- History.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British -- Moral and ethical aspects.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Canadian -- Moral and ethical aspects.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.,
  • Documentary television programs -- Canada -- Public opinion.,
  • War films -- Canada -- Public opinion.

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Statementby H. Clifford Chadderton.
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 56 p.
Number of Pages56
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Open LibraryOL22232180M

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Upon publication, Bomber Command, winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize, attracted controversy but today is widely considered a classic account of one of the longest and bloodiest campaigns of World War II. This work, in Hastings’s characteristic prose, profiles the harrowing experiences of Bomber Command’s aircrew from –45, the entire length of the air war of Europe, /5(85).

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This excellent book by David Price threads the career of a single bomber crew. "Bomber Boys" tells the story of RAF Bomber Command throughout the Second World War. Bishop offers a sympathetic view of the boys (and often they really were little more than that) who flew the Stirlings, Wellingtons, Manchesters, Halifaxs, Lancasters and Mosquitos and took the war to the enemy when there was no other way to do so/5.

_The Bomber War_ by Robin Neillands is a fascinating, comprehensive, and well-written overview of the entire bomber war against Germany during World War II, covering both British (RAF Bomber Command) and American (largely the USAAF Eighth Air Force) forces as well as the German defenders.4/5. A Thousand Shall Fall: The True Story of a Canadian Bomber Pilot in World War Two.

Dundurn Group. ISBN Pogue, Forrest C. United States Army in World War II European Theater of Operations The Supreme Command. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the United States Army.

Probert, Henry. I enjoyed that part of the book. It made things more human like and come alive. He shows how the organization, Bomber Command went through trials and tribulations as they came to grips with the realities of the war. They definitely grew as an organization through the war.

The Bomber Command of 39 was no where like the Bomber Command of Reviews:   The British started their bombing campaign with daytime air raids, but RAF bombers incurred massive losses, so the British switched to night time bombing. Thus, RAF night time bombing wasn’t by choice, but by necessity.

The British made a virtue o. Since the Combined Bomber Offensive, undertaken by the RAF’s Bomber Command Wing and the USAAF against German-occupied Europe, is often presented as the most morally questionable aspect of the.

More serious than racist remarks is the charge leveled at Churchill in a book by Madhusree Mukerjee, Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the. Denis Richards, RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War: the Hardest Victory (London: Penguin, (1st edn New York: W.W.

Norton, )), p. ; Robin Neillands, The Bomber War. Arthur Harris and the Allied Bomber Offensive – (London: John Murray, ), p. specifically the part played by Bomber Command of the Royal Air Force (RAF), form an exception. Memories of Bomber Command are unusual in being both complex and volatile.

They morality of Bomber Command in World War II book complex because they concern inherently difficult questions – the effectiveness and the morality of strategic bombing in World War 2 – and because they. Burleigh serves up an array of new interpretations which is not simply a new overview of the war, but rather an examination of the prevailing moral sentiments of entire societies and their leaderships.

The Tucson Citizen. Burleigh has written a powerful, gripping book that will be essential reading for an understanding of World War II. 54 Soldiers Blue: How Bomber Command and Area Bombing Helped Win The Second World War THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE JOURNAL VOL.

3 | NO. 2 SPRING had joined during the interwar period and did not have the proper training to command troops in battle or to function as effective staff officers. Rose also alluded to the notion that some. There was a great deal of controversy about the bombing missions carried out by the 8th Air Force and the Bomber Command.

Miller writes: “The World War II. Hastings not only chronicles the efforts of Bomber Command throughout World War II but also delves into the ongoing debate about the usefulness and morality of area bombing.

Hastings accessed many of key personalities including Sir Arthur Harris, wartime commander of Bomber Command and then crafted a well-documented, but controversial. Strategic bombing is a military strategy used in total war with the goal of defeating the enemy by destroying its morale, its economic ability to produce and transport materiel to the theatres of military operations, or is a systematically organized and executed attack from the air which can utilize strategic bombers, long- or medium-range missiles, or nuclear-armed fighter-bomber.

The Bomber Command War Diaries, An Operational Reference Book, Viking Press, Middlebrook, Martin The Nuremberg Raid. William Morrow and Co Inc, Stanley, Peter. Bomber Command. Hodder and Stoughton (Aust) Pty Ltd, In the first months of World War II, Britain's Bomber Command was anxious to avoid the risk of killing civilians, and constrained itself to leaflet dropping and attacks on naval targets.

At the same time, the Air Staff began to realize that its bombers were not able to find and hit specific war targets such as airfields or armament factories. ‘strategic’ bombing of cities in World War II certainly hindered the German war effort (whether the resources allocated to Bomber Command could have been better employed is a different question).

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This work, in Hastings’s characteristic prose, profiles the harrowing experiences of Bomber Command’s aircrew from –45, the entire length of the air war of Europe, as well as the Reviews: Really enjoyed this book on the Bomber war during WW2.

The book reads as though it has been very well researched and written by someone with a passion for historical fact.

Definitely recommend to anyone interested in WW2 bomber operations over Europe involving both the RAF and US 8th Air force. Really enjoyed this book on the Bomber war during WW2. The book reads as though it has been very well researched and written by someone with a passion for historical fact. Definitely recommend to anyone interested in WW2 bomber operations over Europe involving both the Reviews: The role of Bomber Command in World War II has been hotly debated over the years.

Whatever one may think about the effectiveness and morality of the overall strategy, it is difficult to question the commitment of the individual airmen. Bomber Command, through fits and starts, grew into an effective fighting Bomber Command, originally published to critical acclaim in the U.K., famed British military historian Sir Max Hastings offers a captivating analysis of the strategy and decision-making behind one of.

The Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial shows that these two Australian airmen of Bomber Command were the first Australians to die in combat during World War II. Much to the delight of the Australian press, Australian aircrew were also involved in one of the first major sorties by Bomber Command in the war—the attack on the Hörnum.

The Historiography of the Allied Bombing Campaign of Germany by Ryan Hopkins This thesis is a historiographical study concerning the strategic bombing campaign of Germany during World War II. The study questions how effective the campaign was in comparing the prewar theories to wartime practices.

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This work, in Hastings s characteristic prose, profiles the harrowing experiences of Bomber Command s aircrew from 45, the entire length of the air war of Europe, Reviews: Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, – By Randall Hansen.

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The attacks began on 8 August when German fighters and bombers started daily raids on southern England in. Directed by Philip Leacock. With Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field, Gary Cockrell. Inwhile stationed in Britain, arrogant Captain Buzz Rickson is in command of a Boeing B Flying Fortress bomber, but his recklessness is endangering everyone around him.

Get Your History Book Out: The Allies Bombed Hitler Back Into the Stone Age. “As to worrying about the morality of what we were doing, nuts. From the start of World War II, the British. Book Review by Richard M. Ebeling Septem To Destroy a City: Strategic Bombing and Its Human Consequences in World War II by Hermann Knell Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press, ) pages; $ On the night of JAllied bombers arrived over the German city of Hamburg at one o'clock in the morning.

The Bomber Command War Diaries, An Operational Reference Book, Viking Press, Middlebrook, Martin. The Nuremberg Raid.

William Morrow & Co Inc, Stanley, Peter. Bomber Command. Hodder & Stoughton (Aust.) Pty Ltd, BOMBER COMMAND-RAAF airmen serving with RAF.

Heavy Bomber Squadrons. 1 Group. James Corum, The Luftwaffe: Creating the Operational Air War ; “The Air War in Europe, ,” in Olsen, A History of Air Warfare, pp. After the Allied victory inmany airmen dismissed the German air force, or Luftwaffe, as a mere tactical air force, swept aside in a war in which the long-range strategic bomber was the.

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War is erroneous, war is gruesome and war is superfluous, it can spiral out of control very quickly. World War II spiralled into ‘total war’. Many millions of human beings were killed, and millions of others forced into a state of shock, left with permanent dismemberment, physical and.

Acclaimed 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.

Soon after, he wrote his story of Bomber Command’s achievements in the book Bomber Offensive (). After the war the morality and even the effectiveness of saturation bombing came under question. Disappointed by this reappraisal of his war aims and methods, Harris lived for a time in South Africa, where from to he was managing.

Airforce Unit: US B Bomber Crewman World War Two The United States Army Air force was made up of volunteers mostly in their late teens to early twenties from every part of the US.Michael Burleigh’s Moral Combat: A History of World War II (London: Harper Collins, ), purports to be working on the level of moral analysis, but in reality its approach echoes Bergerud’s and hence the book is not an example of honest moral reflection.

Burleigh’s agenda is apologetics—to show that the Allies were “moral”—not genuine moral reflection that treats moral values.

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