Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Precision bombing

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Precision bombing

It is interesting to see how bombers were thought to have been the ultimate weapon to win the war, when they were often highly inaccurate. Propaganda at this time had aimed at getting the public to believe that bombing was an highly effective weapon in targeting and destroying enemies when they often missed their targets. Bombers even sometimes made the mistake of attacking their own troops killing many. The bombers job was dangerous in itself before the end of the war 22,000 of them would be dead yet the war writers board was producing materials to say that it was not necessarily a dangerous job. It is interesting to see how propaganda hid the inaccurate truth of bombing during WWII.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good summary of the point. The incaccuracy and chaos of war was hidden from view. The public was not ready for the insane reality of war, the media and the government worked together to present a simpler, cleaner war that would be acceptable to the public.

3/09/2006 11:41 AM  

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