Chapter 5: Bombing Civilian Populations: a case of moral slippage

"Standing up gloriously out of the flames and smoke of surrounding buildings, St. Paul's Cathedral is pictured during the great fire raid of Sunday December 29th" 1940
“Standing up gloriously out of the flames and smoke of surrounding buildings, St. Paul’s Cathedral is pictured during the great fire raid of Sunday December 29th” 1940
"The first big raid by the 8th Air Force was on a Focke Wulf plant at Marienburg. Coming back, the Germans were up in full force and we lost at least 80 ships-800 men, many of them pals." 1943
“The first big raid by the 8th Air Force was on a Focke Wulf plant at Marienburg. Coming back, the Germans were up in full force and we lost at least 80 ships-800 men, many of them pals.” 1943
"Photograph made from B-17 Flying Fortress of the 8th AAF Bomber Command on 31 Dec. when they attacked the vital CAM ball-bearing plant and the nearby Hispano Suiza aircraft engine repair depot in Paris." France, 1943
“Photograph made from B-17 Flying Fortress of the 8th AAF Bomber Command on 31 Dec. when they attacked the vital CAM ball-bearing plant and the nearby Hispano Suiza aircraft engine repair depot in Paris.” France, 1943
"Two bewildered old ladies stand amid the leveled ruins of the almshouse which was Home; until Jerry dropped his bombs.” Newbury, Berkshire, England" February 11, 1943
“Two bewildered old ladies stand amid the leveled ruins of the almshouse which was Home; until Jerry dropped his bombs.” Newbury, Berkshire, England” February 11, 1943
USS ESSEX-based TBMs and SB2Cs dropping bombs on Hokadate (Hakodate), Japan" July 1945
USS ESSEX-based TBMs and SB2Cs dropping bombs on Hokadate (Hakodate), Japan” July 1945