Bombing the City: Civilian Accounts of the Air War in Britain and Japan, 1939-1945 - Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare (Hardback)Aaron William Moore (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 16 mm
'Bombing the City is an important book that reminds us, through a focus on the second World War, that 'total war' transforms civilians into targets in new and devastating ways. Drawing on archival sources from Britain and Japan, Moore tells the story of aerial bombardment in the words of those below the bombs.' Lucy Noakes, author of War and the British: Gender and National Identity, 1939-1991
'Much ink has been spilled on the rise of air power in World War II. Aaron William Moore's extraordinary new book manages to bring fresh perspective to this story, focusing on the experience of the bombed in England and Japan. In evocative detail, he shows us how the transformation in battle tactics also transformed cities and urban life. Social history at its best.' Louise Young, author of Japan's Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism
'The reading of Bombing the City is enthralling ... recommended for anyone interested in the history of aerial bombardment and civilian experiences of total war.' Jean-Michel Turcotte, Canadian Military History
'... this is a richly informative and thought-provoking book that will be enjoyed not only by scholars of Japanese and British history, but also by anyone with an interest in the horrors of indiscriminate bombing campaigns.' Simon Partner, The Journal of Japanese Studies
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