The Resource Coventry : Thursday, 14 November 1940, Frederick Taylor

Coventry : Thursday, 14 November 1940, Frederick Taylor

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Coventry : Thursday, 14 November 1940
Title
Coventry
Title remainder
Thursday, 14 November 1940
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Taylor
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On the evening of Wednesday 14 November 1940 began the most severe bombing to hit Coventry during the Second World War. This raid represented a new kind of air warfare, one which sacrificed any immediate military goals and instead focused on obliterating all aspects of city life. By playing down the fact that Coventry was an industrial city and key centre for British armaments, and therefore a fair target, attention was drawn to the destruction of an ancient historic town and the total indifference of the bombers to civilian casualties, in this way the systematic bombing of this city was successfully exploited by the British by several means. Initially the media used reports and horrific images to tip American opinion away from isolationism and in favour of help for Britain. Also, while the politicians and military establishment were furiously condemning this raid in public, they were busily appreciating the effectiveness of this method. Finally, the German tactics provided not only a 'blueprint for obliteration' but also allowed the Allied forces to justify later bombing raids of Germany which resulted in over half a million victims, many of whom were civilians. Frederick Taylor draws upon numerous sources to reveal the true repercussions of the bombing of Coventry in November 1940. He teases out the truth behind the persistent rumours and conspiracy theories that Coventry may have been left undefended to protect Britain's knowledge of the enigma codes. This major work of history assesses this significant turning point in modern warfare, considers how it affected Britain's status in the war, and looks at whether this attack really could provide justification for the horror of Dresden, 1945
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
940.54211
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D760.8.C6
LC item number
T39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Coventry : Thursday, 14 November 1940, Frederick Taylor
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Coventry : Thursday, 14 November 1940, Frederick Taylor
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Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Wool, Buttons and Magnetos -- 2.`The bomber will always get through' -- 3.Boom -- 4.Waiting for the Luftwaffe -- 5.Blitz -- 6.Raiders -- 7.Knickebein -- 8.Korn -- 9.Finding the Beam -- 10.Red Alert -- 11.Executive Cold Water -- 12.`A seething mass of flame' -- 13.Death in the Suburbs -- 14.The Long Night Ending -- 15.The Martyred City -- 16.`Are we down-hearted?' -- 17.The Quick and the Dead -- 18.Coventrated? -- 19.Defiance -- 20.`Thank goodness you're alright' -- 21.Resurgam
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ocn931912336
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408860267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)931912336

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