Bombing Nazi Germany

Bombing Nazi Germany

The Graphic History of the Allied Air Campaign That Defeated Hitler in World War II

eBook - 2014
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In Bombing Nazi Germany, renowned graphic novel author and artist Wayne Vansant profiles the dramatic joint American-British Allied air war against Nazi Germany throughout Europe during World War II. Meticulously researched, illustrated, and written with the same unmatched quality of Vansant's Normandy and Gettysburg (also from Zenith Press), Bombing Nazi Germany tells the story of the first and second generations of airmen, soldiers, and politicians from both sides who sought to bomb the enemy into submission. Vansant traces the development of the wildly controversial Strategic Bombing doctrine in the 1920s and 1930s, the early stages of WWII and the dominance of the German Luftwaffe, and the eventual 1942 involvement of the United States' 8th Air Force and its vast fleet of B-17 and B-24 bombers. Beautifully detailed with maps, schematics, and charts, Bombing Nazi Germany also explores how industry and science aided the Allied air forces in these violent fights, as both the Americans and British made crucial advancements in air detection and evasion methods. Finally, Vansant illustrates the lesser-known perspective of the brave German pilots five miles above the earth who fought not to protect Hitler's Reich, but their homes and families. As entertaining as it is educational, Bombing Nazi Germany continues Wayne Vansant's tradition of brilliant nonfiction graphic history.
Publisher: 2014.
ISBN: 9781610588645
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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fajardo61
May 06, 2017

The greatest air allied contingency punch not since never before!
Hitler underestimated our resourceful effort too win!
It was 1939.
Those boys became MEN!

sit_walk Jan 11, 2015

Very good. Definitely weighted toward the Allies' perspective, but some attempt made to present the Axis perspective also (and the implications of "carpet bombing" and similar WWII inventions).

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