Battle Of Germany Book Report

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Great Britain and the United States both agreed that strong air power in would win World War II. This was largely because it was their only choice: both the United States and Britain were split from other European countries via water, so they developed new ways to bomb the opposing countries using aerial attacks. To support this effort, they countries knew that they would have to commit their economies to the construction of war planes such as bombers and fighters. In contrast, the fascist powers (mostly Japan and Germany) limited their views toward air power. Neither developed strategic bombing plans. Germany's Luftwaffe focused on tactical ground warfare with the army, while the Japanese leaned on the shoulders of their navy, which was very…show more content…
Germany, however, believed in the idea of Luftwaffe versus everybody else in Germany. Irony occurred when the fascist powers celebrated order from the top while their bureaucracies and constant fighting produced chaos. A theme that reoccurs throughout this book is how the Luftwaffe failed. Perhaps one reason would be because The Luftwaffe and Hitler concluded from their loss in the Battle of Britain that strategic bombing simply would not work. Obviously, this was a horrible observation, as they didn't realize that their air force was simply not strategic and intelligent enough to win such a battle. Overy's thesis that air power strictly won the war was less compelling when reading the Soviet's story, which was only mentioned scantily. The best thing we can say is that the Soviets were able to use their limited view of air power against the Luftwaffe's. The Luftwaffe, in cause, then had to wage a two-front war against two forms of air power, limited from the Soviets and broad by the United States and Great Britain.. The Soviets were able to move their factories east and outproduce the Luftwaffe, who couldn't slow Soviet production with anything they

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