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The Blitz companion : aerial warfare, civilians and the city since 1911

Author: Mark Clapson
Publisher: London : University of Westminster Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Blitz Companion offers a unique overview of a century of aerial warfare, its impact on cities and the people who lived in them. It tells the story of aerial warfare from the earliest bombing raids and in World War 1 through to the London Blitz and Allied bombings of Europe and Japan. These are compared with more recent American air campaigns over Cambodia and Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s, the NATO bombings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
CLAPSON, MARK.
BLITZ COMPANION.
[Place of publication not identified] : UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER, 2019
(OCoLC)1090837875
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Clapson
ISBN: 9781911534495 1911534491 9781911534792 1911534793 9781911534785 1911534785 9781911534501 1911534505 9781911534518 1911534513 1911534483 9781911534488
OCLC Number: 1101171798
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Mark Clapson.

Abstract:

The Blitz Companion offers a unique overview of a century of aerial warfare, its impact on cities and the people who lived in them. It tells the story of aerial warfare from the earliest bombing raids and in World War 1 through to the London Blitz and Allied bombings of Europe and Japan. These are compared with more recent American air campaigns over Cambodia and Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s, the NATO bombings during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s and subsequent bombings in the aftermath of 9/11. Beginning with the premonitions and predictions of air warfare and its terrible consequences, the book focuses on air raids precautions, evacuation and preparations for total war, and resilience, both of citizens and of cities. The legacies of air raids, from reconstruction to commemoration, are also discussed. While a key theme of the book is the futility of many air campaigns, care is taken to situate them in their historical context. The Blitz Companion also includes a guide to documentary and visual resources for students and general readers. Uniquely accessible, comparative and broad in scope this book draws key conclusions about civilian experience in the twentieth century and what these might mean for military engagement and civil reconstruction processes once conflicts have been resolved.

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