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  • Bombing of Germany: American Experience

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Bombing of Germany Preview | PBS

Duration: 00:31
Program: Bombing of Germany: American Experience #2203

Between 1941 and 1945, Allied forces would drop more than a million tons of bombs on Germany. Britain's Royal Air Force raided Germany's cities at night, having little control over where the attacks would strike. Then, during the day, Americans used precision targeting to drop explosives on strategic military targets. In this joint offensive, the British aimed to destroy the Germans will to fight, while the Americans attempted to diminish Germany's ability to fight. But over time, the strategies began to converge, and the Americans contributed to the destruction of cities and life. Some 500000 German civilians were killed, and another 800000 injured.



Post Date: February 19, 2010