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Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944 

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 - Hamburg Fire Officer
John Corcoran ...
Himself - Pilot
Ira C. Eaker ...
Himself - Commanding General U.S. Eighth Air Force (as Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker)
Adolf Galland ...
Himself - Director General of Fighters (as General Adlof Galland)
Arthur Harris ...
Himself - Marshal of the R.A.F. 1972 (as Sir Arthur Harris)
Wilhelm Herget ...
Himself - Night Fighter Pilot
Leon Johnson ...
Himself - Group Commander (as General Leon Johnson)
Curtis LeMay ...
Himself - Divisional Commander (as General Curtis Le May)
Hamish Mahaddie ...
Himself - R.A.F. Bomber Command Pathfinder (as Group Captain Hamish Mahaddie)
William Reid ...
Himself
John Rogan ...
Himself - Navigator / Bombardier
Werner Schroer ...
Himself - Day Fighter Leader
Albert Speer ...
Himself - Minister of Armaments
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Himself - Squadron Commander
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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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23 January 1974 (UK)  »

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While the casualty figures in the bombing of Dresden were horrific enough, the inflated total of over 100,000 deaths quoted in this episode is the propaganda claim of Josef Goebbels, repeated after the war by certain dubious historians. See more »

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Laurence Olivier - Narrator: The American air chiefs believed they could succeed in daylight, without suffering the losses the British had done. They were convinced they could bomb accuratly by day. Their aircraft were very heavily armed. Some carried up to twelve machine guns, and they were trained to fly in close formation.
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