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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 147 A War within a War: The American Bombing Campaigns against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan

What is the impact of warfare on the human condition? Students engage this question through works of history, fiction, and film about the massive American bomber campaign against Germany and Japan in World War II. They examine the military impact of strategic bombing, its morality, and the appalling costs, both mental and physical, inflicted on its victims-both the non-combatants who were bombed and the young air crews who did the bombing.