Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Animation Map Shows Allied Raids On Occupied Europe From 1940 To 1945

Daily Mail: EXCLUSIVE: Amazing animation shows how the Allies bombed Hitler and Nazis into submission

* The animation was created by the Imperial War Museum to mark the re-opening of the American Air Museum
* It shows the progress of the Allied strategic bombing campaign against the Germans from 1939 to 1945
* The map is designed to highlight way the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces worked together
* Bombing was essential to win the war for the Allies but has been criticised for killing thousands of civilians

The progress of the Allied bombing campaign which helped to win the Second World War has been graphically illustrated in an extraordinary animation.

The map pinpoints the exact location of every bombing raid by either the Royal Air Force or the United States Army Air Forces from the start of the conflict in 1939 until its end six years later.

It vividly demonstrates the importance of the 1.6million tonnes of explosive deployed against the Nazis and their allies - and the way Britain and America collaborated in the war.

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WNU Editor: Not surprising .... 1944 is when the bombing campaign started to get intense.

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