saturation bombing


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saturation bombing

[‚sach·ə′rā·shən ′bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Intense area bombing intended to leave no place in a given area free from destructive effects; it may be achieved by dropping many small bombs, or by dropping a medium number of large bombs, or by dropping a single massive bomb.
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BRITAIN'S saturation bombing of German cities during the Second World War is the subject of tonight's edition of Battlefields.
Cronkite, incidentally, was profoundly impressed by the stoicism with which the British endured Hitler's saturation bombing but was inevitably not quite as impressed with British food.
On August 12, later to be called Black Thursday, Ariel Sharon ordered saturation bombing on the scale of Allied attacks on Dresden, Germany, in the Second World War.
Within weeks he appointed Dr Henry Kissinger his National Security Assistant and authorised the secret saturation bombing of neutral Cambodia by B52s.
The Holocaust receives fleeting mention; the saturation bombing of German cities by the Allies no mention at all.
As the growing boy hears the stories of various neighbors and relatives (a number of whom become victims of the regime), stumbles into the eerie desolation of Kristallnacht, and finally suffers the terror of saturation bombing and artillery attack, he is constantly reminded that it is his duty never to forget.
According to history, the Germans staged a night raid on the civilian population, and it is thought to have been a practice run for saturation bombing later used routinely in World War II by both sides.
In Tokyo, a city whose appointment with saturation bombing was then some years in the future, Carl and Edith were told that foreigners could only stay at the Imperial Hotel--which they could not possibly afford-- and that the only alternative would be jail.
His next work of documentary theatre, Die Soldaten (1967; translated as Soldiers, 1968), dealt with the ethics of saturation bombing, based on the Allied air attack on Dresden in 1945.
After a massive military build-up and six weeks of saturation bombing, U.
Beautiful coastal cities like Biloxi and rural towns looking like they've been the targets of wartime saturation bombing.
The official and publicized rationale for the saturation bombing of cities was that, given the intrinsic inaccuracy of necessary nighttime raids, it was the only way of striking military and industrial targets.