1. JM1906

    US. Bombing of Macau - January 1945

    So guys, I'm studying some details of Portuguese diplomacy during 1945-1950, and I came across this event that I never had heard off.
  2. JaddHaidar

    Could the bombing of Hiroshima be considered a war crime?

    As far as I know, a war crime is essentially any act during wars/military conflicts that opposes the law of war; which includes (but not limited to) destroying civilian property, intentional killing of civilians and strategic bombing. Now the bombing of Hiroshima was essentially destroying...
  3. P

    movie star james stewart and Swiss bombing court-martial.

    Many W.W. 2 buffs know about Hollywood actor James Stewart's wartime service with the USAAF flyng bombers out of Tibbenham England near Norwich over Nazi Germany where Stewart was a highly popular officer with all ranks. However, much less well known is that -against his wishes-he was appointed...
  4. V

    What was the reason of the bombing of London by the Germans?

    What tactics were used here?
  5. Menshevik

    Bombing in New York

    Powerful Blast Injures at Least 29 in Manhattan; Second Device Found -
  6. J

    Was the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia justified

    Now that we look back at it after all this time.
  7. Menshevik

    No atomic bombing of Japan

    If atomic bombs were never dropped on Japan, I'm assuming they would still surrender, right? When? Why? Would an invasion have still been necessary?
  8. ez123

    WW2: nighttime bombing vs daytime

    Until recently I had always assumed that the WW2 nighttime strategic bombing had lower casualty rates than daytime. Apparently the casualty rates for daytime and nighttime were about the same, so I was wrong. I had also assumed that nighttime bombing was even less accurate than daytime...
  9. M

    B-36 in Soviet airspace?

    I just watched "Strategic Air Command" with Jimmy Stewart again and it reminded me of long standing questions. The B-36 was beautiful in the movie, but I've always doubted its ability to penetrate Soviet airspace to bomb Moscow. Because of its slow speed, I think it would be a sitting duck in...
  10. Zhang LaoYong

    OKC Bombing, 20 Years Ago

    In two days it will be 20 years since the Oklahoma City bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on 19 April 1995. The truck bomb, according to a story at, exploded with the equivalent of 4,000 pounds of TNT and killed 168 people, injuring hundreds more. The truck was parked...
  11. P

    Anniversary of bombing of Guernica

    In July 1936 the Spanish Civil war began when the right-wing Nationalists led by General Francisco Franco sought to overthrow Spain's left-wing Republican government . The civil war quickly expanded beyond its border. From the U.S. came the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in support of the republicans...
  12. Kormp

    Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    One of the most controversial military decision in history is the deployment of two atomic bombs known as "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some argue that it was a necessary decision to quickly end the Pacific War, while the others think it was one of the worst...
  13. T

    The Auschwitz Bombing Debate

    It is known that in 1944, the allies learnt about Auschwitz, and the genocide of the Jews within. This debate is asking us why the allies didn't bomb auschwitz, whcih while it would have killed the Jews there, it would be a mercy kill and would also stop more Jews going. However the allies said...
  14. P

    1920 terrorist bombing wall

    94 years ago September 15,1920, at the time the largest act of terrorism in the U.S. occurred (Until Oklahoma city and 9 -11. 39 people killed and hundreds injured as a horse cart full of explosives were detonated o wall and broad street right in front of the JP Morgan bank. Today one can still...
  15. SSDD

    Controversy surrounding Bombing of Dresden in 1945 by Allied Powers

    Bombing of Dresden in 1945 by Allied Powers. Was it a war crime? What do you think? I think it was not a war crime. An act of War. Dresden was used for troop transport, on average 28 troop transport trains were passing through Dresden, all most all factories of Dresden were converted to...
  16. OpanaPointer

    Radiation and the atomic bombing of Japan.

    On use of radiation effects as a force multiplier for atomic bombs used on Japan. Citing Truman and the Hiroshima Cult, by Robert P. Newman, page 119. [15] Barton J. Bernstein, "Eclipsed by Hiroshima and Nagasaki" International Security 15 (Spring 1991): 161; Marc Gallichio, "After Nagasaki...
  17. P

    Suicide bombing history

    I am wondering about the history of suicidal bombings.Might anyone know the first documented event?
  18. V

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    There is a big debate over the question " Was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified" I wonder what you think about it.
  19. K

    the bombing of Dresden

    Hello everyone! My name is Kirsten and I am a 17-year-old high school student from the Netherlands. I am writing an essay on the bombing of Dresden and one of the questions I have to answer is: 'What were the goals of the allied forces for the bombing of Dresden?' I have been struggling to...
  20. Menshevik

    The Strategic Bombing of Germany in WWII: A Second Front?

    "There were thousands of heavy anti-aircraft guns. Millions of rounds of ammunition for them. And hundreds of thousands of soldiers which were drawn away from our Eastern Front. So, I should say, with air attacks on Germany, you had in the early stages, from '43 on, really, a so-called second...