The Economic Cost of Strategic Bombing

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Kyt, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Some excellent fact and figures in this thesis

  2. BC1

    BC1 New Member

    Interesting - I've never seen statistics relating to the air offensive set down this way before.

    While I would not wish to argue with the maths involved here, there is a parallel to be drawnwith the German Luftwaffe's final air offensive, operation "Steinbock" against Britain in 1944. The number-crunchers later worked out that for every five British civilians killed in the 1944 manned bomber attacks, the Luftwaffe lost one aircraft and four crewmen.

  3. Oggie2620

    Oggie2620 New Member

    strategic bombing

    However the feel good factor for the Brits who were bombed and the European countries under the Nazi rule made it worth it to them and the crews felt the same. Economics of anything always look frightening-look at the Olympic Games in London 2012!

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