Best of Today

BBC Radio 4

News & Politics

Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme


A brief history of bombing

December 4th, 2015

Episode 741 of 1282 episodes

As the UK begins its military campaign of air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria, the question of the efficacy of aerial warfare has come to the fore. Richard Overy, Professor at Exeter University and author of The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945, sets out a short history of the role played by aerial bombardments over the years.

Featured Podcast