Harris, Sir Arthur Travers

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Harris, Sir Arthur Travers,

1892–1984, British marshal of the Royal Air Force (RAF). In World War I, he served for a time in German West Africa before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in France. Prominent in the RAF from its beginning, he was chief of the bomber command (1942–45) and proponent of the saturation bombing tactics used against German targets. He was made marshal of the RAF in 1945 and was created baronet in 1953.
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In Self-Portrait as Bomber Harris (all works 2006), McEwen recreates an official black-and-white portrait photograph of Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris, the British air marshal who oversaw the carpet bombing of German cities.
READER Harold Nash is quick to condemn Bomber Harris - but what about the German bombing of British cities, which resulted in many civilian casualties?
Trained at the West Warwickshire club in Olton by the fearsome Bomber Harris, he won six British Opens between 1967 and 1973 and his rivalry with Australia's Geoff Hunt his successor as world No 1 was part of the legend.
Paul Nicholls, trainer of Pistolet Noir and Our Bomber Harris "Pistolet Noir has been disappointing.
Our Bomber Harris can hit the target for champion trainer Paul Nicholls in the Fredericks Foundation Beginners' Chase.
Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh enjoyed a successful afternoon as Our Bomber Harris (6-5 favourite) and Bold Policy (3-1) gave the trainer/jockey combination a double.
It has to be to our advantage that Bomber Harris and Scott Nicholls are both riding on their home track and I had a few years at Coventry myself.
When the raids on Berlin failed to produce the desired result, Bomber Harris then resorted to a psychological blow at Nuremberg where the Nazi party had come to power.
Why should we pretend to be Bomber Harris when we were a bunch of spoilt brats who had grown up listening to David Bowie?
Unlike RAF Bomber Command, who had an officially sanctioned government directive authorizing area raids and a commander-in-chief, Bomber Harris, who relished them, the American Army Air Forces in Europe approached area bombing with qualms.
I AM incensed by the continual castigation of Bomber Harris over the bombing of Germany.
Admittedly Pipe adopts a multiple-entry policy for Cheltenham - the last time so many raiders were sent at one target they were trained by Bomber Harris - but that original Gold Cup entry tells its own tale.