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Extracts from an Air Ministry Directorate of Intelligence report on the effects of air attacks on German morale, 2 April 1944
(Catalogue ref: AIR 40/1494)
AIR 40/1494; Air Ministry intelligence report, 1944


  1. According to this report, what have been the effects on Germany of the air attacks in the winter of 1943-4?

  2. Does this source conclude that bombing German cities and towns is a good idea or not?

  3. Do you think the views in this report would encourage or discourage the British in their decision to bomb Dresden?