The Bombers and The Bombed


    World War II

    The Bombers and The Bombed

    Allied Air War Over Europe, 1940-1945

    Richard Overy

    Viking 2014

    Hardback 592pp Illustrated

    9780670025152   Product Code: 22469

    Between 1939 and 1945, hundreds of European cities, towns and villages were devastated by aerial bombing; around 600,000 Europeans were killed and more than a million injured. In this first full narrative history of the air war, Overy deals with the whole of Europe, Scandinavia and the USSR; he considers bombing as part of broader strategies; and he looks at the campaigns from two perspectives: what they were meant to achieve and the impact they had in reality on bombed populations.

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