Burning Hamburg 1943 – the first culmination of liberal militarism

This web content discusses the devastating impact of aerial bombings during World War II, particularly focusing on the destruction of the German city of Hamburg. The author highlights the significance of the Hamburg bombing as a precursor to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The article also explores the role of strategic bombing as a distinctively liberal mode of warfare, emphasizing the use of high-tech weaponry to disrupt the enemy and minimize personnel casualties. The author argues for a more nuanced understanding of the politics and complexities of wartime tactics and their connections to liberalism and imperialism.


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