Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Michael Kloft, Joerg Friedrich, Richard Overy
Director: Michael Kloft
Genres: Indie & Art House, Educational, Documentary
After suffering heavy losses of aircraft during attacks on German factories, Winston Churchill orders cities to be targeted in order to smash German morale and reduce the number of workers available for the Nazi war machin... more »
Bonus features include amateur film footage of Germany in ru
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 07/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A new film by Michael Kloft, writer of "The Goebbels Experiment", Firestorm is a documentary about the lethal bombing campaigns that the Allies carried out against Nazi Germany. Winston Churchill specifically ordered cities to be targeted after attacks on German factories resulted in heavy aircraft losses; the objective was to crush German morale and reduce the number of workers that could power the Nazi efforts to make war. Civilian casualties were devastating. Firestorm includes rare, historic film footage, (much of it in color), along with interviews of historians, former bomber pilots, and survivors of the relentless assault. Bonus features include amateur film footage of Germany in ruins, and a filmmaker biography. An uncompromising look at the full might of the allied air campaign against Nazi Germany, and an oft-overlooked perspective of the Allies' brutality in war, which leaves the viewer to decide whether or not the extreme measures were necessary. 93 minutes, black-and-white and color.
Karl Helft | Oak Hill, VA | 09/08/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having lived what was reported on it is accurate and is one of the very few programs produced by the former WW-II Allies whhich questions the value of the bombing program and also brings to light the revenge factor, which most Germans have always felt was the main underlying reason for the attacks late in the war."