Month: November 2013

Churchill and Bombing Germany

Churchill and Bombing Germany

Did Win­ston Churchill have any influ­ence in the deci­sion to bomb Ger­man cities so bad­ly at end of World War II? What influ­ence did he have in the deci­sion to appoint “Bomber” Har­ris to lead Bomber Com­mand, and did he give a secret order to “bomb the hell out of them”? Did he exhib­it this atti­tude in his speech­es?

Gen­er­al Har­ris was a mil­i­tary appoint­ment, but his efforts were sup­port­ed by Churchill, who con­sid­ered strate­gic bomb­ing the only “sec­ond front” Britain could offer the Sovi­ets in 1942, when the Allies were los­ing every­where and Stal­in was clam­or­ing for the Anglo-Amer­i­cans to attack.…

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