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WW2 Allied bombing strategy

Few issues still divide opinions as much as the tactics employed by the RAF and USAAF during WW2. Whether debating the moral issue of utilising atomic weapons on Japan, or the firebombing tactics that were used by the RAF in Europe and the Americans in Japan, there is plenty to ponder.

  • Western Front | February 1942

    'Area' bombing

    Why did the British start bombing civilians?

    Why did the British start bombing civilians?
    The RAF began the war with the policy of targeting enemy military or industrial targets. But then, early in 1942, that policy suddenly changed to embrace the deliberate destruction of civilians. Why? Click here to read more in ''Area' bombing'.