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On September 1, 1939-the first day of World War II in Europe-President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealed to the warring nations to \"under no circumstances undertake the bombardment from the air of civilian populations.\" Just six years later, British and American Allied forces had carried out a bombing campaign of unprecedented might over Germany\'s cities, claiming the lives of nearly half a million civilians. The Bombing of Germany examines the defining moments of the offensive that led the U.S. across a moral divide. Weaving together interviews with WWII pilots and historians, and stunning archival footage of the bombing and its aftermath, this AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film is a haunting reminder of the dilemma imposed by war\'s civilian casualties.

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