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Wings of Judgment : American Bombing in World War II.

Author: Schaffer, Ronald.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA 1988.
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A disturbing and perceptive study of the strategy, outcome, and choices behind the American bombing policies of World War II. The author analyses the explanations and moral arguments used by America's military leaders to justify the attacks on Dresden, Berlin, and Hiroshima.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Schaffer, Ronald.
ISBN: 1280523557 9781280523557 9780195345261 0195345266
OCLC Number: 821692129
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Contents: Introduction; 1. Leaders of the American Air War; 2. American Air War Doctrine and the Bombing of Civilians; 3. American Air Operations in Europe: Occupied Countries and Axis Satellites; 4. The Bombing of Germany: Early Operations; 5. The Bombing of Germany: Transition to Douhetian Warfare; 6. The Bombing of Japan: Preparing for the Fire Raids; 7. The Bombing of Japan: From Tokyo to Nagasaki; 8. The Bombing of Japan: American Perceptions of the Moral Issue; 9. Reactions to the Moral Issue: Accounting for the Variations; 10. Epilogue; Notes; Essay on Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F GH; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z

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A disturbing and perceptive study of the strategy, outcome, and choices behind the American bombing policies of World War II. The author analyses the explanations and moral arguments used by America's military leaders to justify the attacks on Dresden, Berlin, and Hiroshima.

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