Unnecessary civilian casualties

An episode from the series FRANCE UNDER THE ALLIED BOMBS

Format: HD
Duration: 52 ’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide


In the early summer of 1942, the American war machine is deployed in Great Britain.

The United States want to test its B-17 super bomber and decide to carry out the first daytime air strike of World War II. They choose the railway junction of Rouen to cripple the enemy's military logistics. The operation is successful but Rouen is leveled. Hundreds of civilian die while thousands are wounded.

The inhabitants never forgave.
The US Air Force never apologized.