Notes- October 31st - Air Involvement(continued from last...

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Air Involvement: (continued from last day) Air power is a very new innovation WW2 was a game changer when it came to air power The planes were much larger and more power- it became possible to use air power to destroy a city In WW2 the accuracy of the bombers were terrible. They just dropped the bomb out of the plane- so they just bombed everything within 5 km of their target Targeted bombing was not effective during WW2 They targeted a whole city- not a factory, or one building- the entire city So they are targeted the civilians- not the army British, Canadian, and the Americans starting 1942 and on- systematically destroyed a huge number of German Cities Once they made the decision to bomb the civilians- the next step was to decide how to do it better Some of the German cities were old enough that they were mainly built from wood- which meant they were to drop an incendiary bomb –people died in their basements without even being touched by the fire since the fire was so strong that it was sucking all of the oxygen To maximize the damages that would be done to the cities, they would target the same city- American bombers would bomb during the day and then Canada and Britain would bomb during the night- around the clock bombing to over whelm all the firefighters and people The controversy happens after the war- when they realized that the bombs didn’t put a dent in their ability to fight- they were increased by the bombing and not decreased Leads to one question- was it worth it? If the bombing of the German cities had worked- was it worth it? The highest death toll was the bombers inside the planes By 1945- Germany is occupied and defeated, Hitler died and some other stuff happened Japan: Involvement with Japan- the Battle for Hong Kong and in terminate for Japanese Canadians Japanese attack Hong Kong which was owned by the British Colony, so Canada sends 2 thousand soldiers Anyone who surrendered were not worthy and were dishonored Japanese treated their prisoners of war horrible – more Canadians died in these camps than actually fighting in the war
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