2013 Festival

The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945

Published: August 14, 2019 by source

Richard Overy in conversation with Robert Gerwarth. The Bombing War is a major new book on one of the most controversial military issue of World War Two by one of Britain’s greatest historians, Richard Overy. It is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts – the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (as well as much newly discovered material on the more familiar ‘Blitz’ on Britain), or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities. The result is a rich, gripping picture of the Second World War and the terrible military, technological and ethical issues at play in the conflict.

Robert Gerwarth is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for War Studies at University College Dublin.

Recorded at Dublin Castle, Printworks venue on 27th September 2013.