HIST 2102H Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Strategic Air Command, Nato, Leo Szilard
This bomb was stronger than the bomb released on hiroshima. Why are you so concerned with saving their (i. e. soviet citizens) lives. The whole idea is to kill the bastards! Look, at the end of the war, if there are two americans and one russian, we win! . They didn"t think anything about fighting limited wars. General curtis bombs away lemay (1906-1990) commander usaaf in the pacific theatre (1944-45) Knows exactly what he wants and knows how to get it. The idea was to burn the japanese out of their cities (houses made out of. Put in charge of the bombing campaign wood so the fire spread very quickly) Island hopping to establish air bases getting closer and closer to japan (hopping from islands), bombers could only go from the islands. Japanese being savages and animal like, propaganda giving the allies a bad perceptive of the japanese, possibly playing into why to drop the bomb.