World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: The Sights Are Lowered

Airmen in Britain, main base of the air offensive against Germany, had to swallow a bitter pill. The war was not being fought their way. They were not, after all, waging the all-out campaign which they looked forward to a few months ago. Instead of fighting for victory from the air, they were fighting toward further victory by the ground armies.

In itself, this fact was neither new nor surprising: the Allied high command long ago stated its conviction that bombing could do no more than ease the path of the armies. But for a time airmen hoped...

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