Lying to Ourselves About the Air War
Date Written: 26/09/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16762
Most US citizens have never been subjected to an air raid. They have never heard the roar of planes flying high above them while an air raid siren wails, its whine competing with the planes roar and piercing the audio centers of the brain making sequential thought difficult if not impossible. Nor have they heard the sound of bombs canisters filled with high explosives and fire whistling as they fall through the air toward their targets on the ground. Nor have most US citizens ever sat in a bomb shelter wondering if their homes will survive the aerial assault they are hoping to survive themselves.