RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 733040202 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=714117 T1 Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940-1945 A1 Baldoli, Claudia., Knapp, Andrew., PB Continuum International Pub. Group PP London YR 2011 SN 9781441198037 1441198032 AB With Western Europe now at the heart of a united continent it is ever more difficult to explain how only 70 years ago European states destroyed much of the urban landscape from the air. There were many blitzes between 1940 and 1945 with an estimated 700,000 people killed. The purpose of this book is to provide the basis for a comparison of the experience of western states under the impact of bombing. In particular it considers the political, cultural and social responses to bombing rather than the military, strategic and social dimensions which have formed the core of the discussion hitherto.