area bombing


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area bombing

Bombing of a target which is in effect a general area rather than a small or pinpoint target.
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Noun1.area bombing - an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
bombing, bombardment - an attack by dropping bombs
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Nighttime area bombing attacks by the RAF complimented the daytime precision bombing raids by the U.
It is also not a study of the arguments between the Americans and British over bombing methods, targets, and the effectiveness of night area bombing, the British practice, versus daylight precision bombing, the American practice.
He emphasizes the Allies' decision to use American aircraft to engage in daytime area bombing as opposed to "precision" attacks.
Revulsion at the idea of targeting civilians had softened, and both sides adopted area bombing of cities as a legitimate weapon of war.
Area bombing or carpet bombing, where conventional shells are used to bombard a large are from the air -- a practice widely used during Second World War -- was banned by the 1977 Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Convention.
Yes, they destroyed enemy communications lines and factories but between 325,000 and 600,000 innocent men, women and children were killed by horrific area bombing.
Miles provides a historical overview of the issue of restitution in "Still in the Aftermath of Waterloo: A Brief History of Decisions about Restitution"; "Christian Responsibility and the Preservation of Civilisation in Wartime: George Bell and the Fate of Germany in World War II," by Andrew Chandler, shows the influence of the Anglican bishop of Chichester, who as a member of the House of Lords and vocal cleric was an outspoken critic of area bombing and the decision to pursue the unconditional surrender of Germany; and Fritz Allhoff's "Physicians at War: Lessons for Archaeologists?
Area bombing raised moral questions of its own, and it developed From a sequence of decisions that reflected the course of the war and the blurring of limits.
He obviously was indoors and did not see or hear the British aircraft flying over the area bombing the clouds.
From the latter one gets a sense of the dissension that existed for years at the highest levels of the Royal Air Force on the issue of precision bombing versus area bombing.