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The Resource Targeting the Third Reich : air intelligence and the Allied bombing campaigns, Robert S. Ehlers, Jr

Targeting the Third Reich : air intelligence and the Allied bombing campaigns, Robert S. Ehlers, Jr

Label
Targeting the Third Reich : air intelligence and the Allied bombing campaigns
Title
Targeting the Third Reich
Title remainder
air intelligence and the Allied bombing campaigns
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Ehlers, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author reexamines the bombings of Germany, totaling more than 1.4 million missiles, that took out oil refineries, industries, and transportation infrastructures vital to the Reich's war effort. While other accounts have focused on operational details, this is the first book to reveal the crucial role of air intelligence in these dramatic campaigns. The author describes the close ties that developed between the Royal Air Force's "precision intelligence" arm and the U.S. Army Air Force's "precision bombardment" forces, telling how the RAF's photographic reconnaissance and signals intelligence steered both British and American bombers to the right targets at the right intervals with the right munitions. Drawing on a huge collection of bomb-damage assessment photographs and a wealth of other archival sources, he shows that the success of the war can be traced directly to the success of air intelligence
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehlers, Robert
Dewey number
940.54/86
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S7
LC item number
E395 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern war studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military intelligence
  • Aerial reconnaissance
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany
Label
Targeting the Third Reich : air intelligence and the Allied bombing campaigns, Robert S. Ehlers, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Air intelligence in its historical context -- The Great War and the beginnings of air intelligence -- Lessons learned, unlearned, and forgotten : analyses of aerial bombardment in World War I and their consequences -- Retrenchment and advance : air intelligence developments in the early interwar period, 1919-1933 -- The pace quickens : air intelligence developments in the late interwar period, 1933-1941 -- Air intelligence grows to adolescence : British developments, 1939-1941 -- The shift to night area bombing : air intelligence, doctrinal evolution, and operational change, 1941-1942 -- Air intelligence reaches maturity, January 1943-January 1944 -- Transportation campaigns : bombing, air intelligence, and the defeat of German armies in France, 1944 -- The attack on oil, April-December 1944 : air intelligence and the acceleration of German defeat in the field -- Endgame, November 1944-May 1945 : air intelligence, the final destruction of oil and transportation assets, and the defeat of the Wehrmacht -- Retrospective
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 422 pages
Isbn
9780700616824
Lccn
2009021981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn320186008
  • (OCoLC)320186008
Label
Targeting the Third Reich : air intelligence and the Allied bombing campaigns, Robert S. Ehlers, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Air intelligence in its historical context -- The Great War and the beginnings of air intelligence -- Lessons learned, unlearned, and forgotten : analyses of aerial bombardment in World War I and their consequences -- Retrenchment and advance : air intelligence developments in the early interwar period, 1919-1933 -- The pace quickens : air intelligence developments in the late interwar period, 1933-1941 -- Air intelligence grows to adolescence : British developments, 1939-1941 -- The shift to night area bombing : air intelligence, doctrinal evolution, and operational change, 1941-1942 -- Air intelligence reaches maturity, January 1943-January 1944 -- Transportation campaigns : bombing, air intelligence, and the defeat of German armies in France, 1944 -- The attack on oil, April-December 1944 : air intelligence and the acceleration of German defeat in the field -- Endgame, November 1944-May 1945 : air intelligence, the final destruction of oil and transportation assets, and the defeat of the Wehrmacht -- Retrospective
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 422 pages
Isbn
9780700616824
Lccn
2009021981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn320186008
  • (OCoLC)320186008

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