Allied Bombings in France (1940-1945)

Allied Bombings in France (1940-1945)

Between 1940 and 1945, allied bombing caused the deaths of over 60,000 French civilians. Hundreds of towns were devastated, some literally obliterated. For those who lived near Nazi-occupied strategic locations in France, their experience of the war was dominated by rushing to the bomb shelters, the screaming sirens and houses in flames. For a long time, these painful events of France’s history have been brushed aside. 70 years later, the film revisits the allied bombing on French soil, lead by Britain and America. Beyond the emotional aspect, Allied Bombing in France delves into the reasoning behind the bombing, exploring the strategic issues as well as its political and ideological dimension.

Directors :
Fabrice Salinié, Catherine Montfajon, Emmanuel Blanchard
Production :
Cie des Phares et Balises
Broadcaster :
France 3
Year :
2014