Death from the Skies: How the British and Germans Survived Bombing in World War II by Dietmar SussDeath from the Skies: How the British and Germans Survived Bombing in World War II by Dietmar Suss

Death from the Skies: How the British and Germans Survived Bombing in World War II

byDietmar Suss

Hardcover | February 7, 2014

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The German 'Blitz' that followed the Battle of Britain killed tens of thousands and laid waste to large areas of many British cities. And although the destruction of 1940-1 was never repeated on the same scale, fears that Hitler possessed a secret weapon of mass destruction never entirelydied, and were partially realized in the VI and V2 raids of 1944-5. The British and American response to the 'Blitz', especially from 1943 onwards, was massive and incomparably more devastating - with apocalyptic consequences for German cities such as Hamburg, Dresden, and Berlin, to name but themost prominent. In this ground-breaking new book, German historian Dietmar Suss investigates the effects of the bombing on both Britain and Nazi Germany, showing how these two very different societies sought to withstand the onslaught and keep up morale amidst the material devastation and psychological trauma thatwas visited upon them. And, as he reflects in the conclusion, this is not a story that is safely confined to the past: the debate over the rights and the wrongs of the mass bombing of British and German cities during World War II remains a highly emotional subject even today.
Dietmar Suss Suss is Professor of Modern History at the University of Augsburg. A prize-winning author and academic, he has published widely on the Third Reich, the Second World War, and themes post-war German history, and his books have been translated into several languages
Title:Death from the Skies: How the British and Germans Survived Bombing in World War IIFormat:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:February 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199668515

ISBN - 13:9780199668519

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. The War of the Future 1900-19392. Bombing, the Public Sphere, and Morale3. Social Organization Under a State of Emergency4. Cities at War5. The Churches and the Air War6. Fear and Order: Life in Air Raid Shelters7. Experiences of the Air War8. Death in the Air War9. Memories of the Air War in the Early Postwar Period10. Lessons of the Air WarConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex