Week 7 reflection

March 3, 2009

This week, we moved on from analysing why the bombing campaign took the form it did and what it achieved to examining the experiences of those involved. Rather than concentrating on the experience of aircrew to start off with, I wanted to begin with looking at the far larger number of those who were involved with strategic bombing without actually flying planes over Germany. In particular, I wanted to highlight the role of RAF groundcrew and MAP factory workers, and to examine some of the implications of the sort of war Britain fought 1941-1944 for contemporary representations. Read the rest of this entry »