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British poster showing the bombing of a power station in Germany, 1944
(Catalogue ref: MFQ 1/525 f.25)
MFQ 1/525 f.25; poster showing bombing of power station, 1944


  1. What effect might the bombing of power stations and factories have had on the ability of Germany to fight a war?

  2. Precision bombing of particular industries kills civilians. Area bombing kills civilians. Why do you think some people believed it was right to bomb power stations, factories etc, but not whole areas of towns?

  3. What do you think the artist wanted people to think about bombing? Make sure you use the poster to explain your answer fully.