Richard Overy

To The Death

The End: Hitler’s Germany, 1944–45

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During the course of the Second World War the Allies spent a good deal of time trying to work out how bombing might bring a country to collapse. In Italy’s case there is a good argument for suggesting that bombing helped to give the impetus to the overthrow of Mussolini and the Italian surrender in September 1943.

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