The World at War: Season 1, Episode 12

Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944 (23 Jan. 1974)

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While the British continue to rely on night bombing the American forces attempt to use more dangerous but more precise daylight bombing to interdict German military production and crush the national will.

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
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Hans Brunswig ...
Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
John Corcoran ...
Himself - Pilot
Ira C. Eaker ...
Himself (as Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker)
Adolf Galland ...
Himself (as General Adlof Galland)
Joseph Goebbels ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Josef Goebbels)
Arthur Harris ...
Himself (as Sir Arthur Harris)
Wilhelm Herget ...
Himself
Leon Johnson ...
Himself - Group Commander (as General Leon Johnson)
Curtis LeMay ...
Himself - Divisional Commander (as General Curtis Le May)
Hamish Mahaddie ...
Himself (as Group Captain Hamish McAddie)
William Reid ...
Himself
John Rogan ...
Himself
Werner Schroer ...
Himself
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While the British continue to rely on night bombing the American forces attempt to use more dangerous but more precise daylight bombing to interdict German military production and crush the national will.

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Himself - Narrator: [Over footage of the aftermath of the Hamburg raid] The effect of the bombing, combined with the summer heatwave, was to create a man made tornado of flame - a firestorm. At the time, Speer said that six more raids like that would have finished the war. The Allies did not have that capacity. The shock passed.
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