Firestorm

Firestorm

The Devastating Bombing of Nazi Germany

DVD - 2003
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A look at the devastating Allied air campaign against Nazi Germany, through rare film footage and interviews with historians, former bomber pilots, and survivors of the destruction.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features, 2003
Branch Call Number: DVD FIR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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akirakato
Feb 14, 2014

This is a 93-minute documentary about the Allied bombing of German. After suffering heavy losses of aircraft during attacks on German factories, Winston Churchill orders cities to be targeted in order to smash German morale and reduce the number of workers available for the Nazi war machine. Hundreds of thousands of German civilians are killed as incendary bombs turn the center of cities like Hamburge and Dresden into tornados of fire. Sixty years later, a new debate is underway over the resons for this lethal bombing campaign. Was it a neccesary tactic? Or was it an act of revenge? I don't see any point in the above question because anything can be done in a war and because any war is bad after all.

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lensman
Nov 14, 2009

A truly horrifying and devastating documentary compiled of scenes from the german cities obliterated by allied carpet bombing in WWII.
There is no propaganda or patriotic rhetoric here. The destruction and loss of civilian life and destruction of property is unfathomable even by hollywood means.
Tens of thousands killed and hundreds of thousands homeless is less than and hours "work" by American bombers is not something that one can imagine.
This is a horror that should never be repeated.

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Nov 15, 2009

lensman thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Nov 15, 2009

Hundreds of thousands of German civilians are killed as incendiary bombs turn the centre of cities like Hamburg & Dresden into tornados of fire.
A firestorm can create winds of 150 mph and temperatures of 1,500 degrees F.
Asphalt boiled and fleeing pedestrians were sucked into the conflagration.

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