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A brief history of bombing

December 4th, 2015

Episode 741 of 1744 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.

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