Winston Churchill's shifting positions on bomb use
Military bombing during the second World War was a major subject for leaders of that time. The discussions had two faces, one was their attitude when talking in public and to other political or military leaders, the other was more private and personal. Winston Churchill was more than in favor of using bombs against Germany at the time of this conflict, he fervently pursued the destruction of vast areas of Germany. This reaction was in response to Germany's bombings of Great Britain, where as before Germany's bombing attacks, Churchill had misgivings on the effectiveness that "terror bombing" would have on the population. According to a quote by Churchill, "...We have seen the combative spirit of the people roused, and not quelled, by the German air raids." (Harmon, 4). This position did change though, because to allow the enemy to destroy your own cities without retaliation due to a moral dilemma the enemy lacks is the basis for "logical insanity".
"Are We Beasts", Christopher Harmon