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is a fine work of technological history tracing napalm from dreams a fine work of technological history tracing napalm from dreams recreating Greek Fire through the creation of the military academic partnership that developed it at Harvard in 1942 with a chapter on the spectacularly ill fated plan to use bats as a delivery system It was then nthusiastically used as an incendiary on Dresden and Tokyo in the Greek Civil War and by the Greeks in Cyprus and in the Korean War Vietnam though changed the public perception of napalm and in tandem with medical concern over treatment of those burned and debates over the morality of it as a weapon organized protests began against Dow Chemical and napalm s original creator Louis Fieser accelerated by shock when napalm was used against the USS Liberty and the. Tion United Nations delegates judged deployment against concentrations of civilians a war crime in 1980 After thirty one years America joined the global consensus in 2011Robert Neer has written the first history of napalm from its inaugural test on the Harvard College soccer field to a Marine Corps plan to attack Japan with millions of bats armed with tiny napalm time bombs to the reflections of Phan Thi Kim Phuc a girl who knew firsthand about its power and its morali. An xcellent readable and often disturbing history of a weapon that s
Synonymous With The Horror with the horror modern warfare Developed at Harvard after America s A Heart of Stone entry into World War II napalm wasxplicitly
DESIGNED TO DESTROY URBAN AND CIVILIAN TARGETS IT WAS to destroy urban and civilian targets It was tested on realistic mock ups of German and Japanese houses The book s description of the firebombing of Japan in Taking Instruction (Taboo, early 1945 isspecially horrifying and Neer makes the case that this indiscriminate scorched Language and Linguistics earth campaign not the atomic bombsnded the war Vietnam figures prominently but is not the main focus The book also details forgotten or lesser known uses of the weapon in Korea and the Ira War where the US military insisted its firebombs were different than napalm In the age of drone strikes and targeted killings Napalm is a timely Divertimento exploration of the last big debate over the mora Interesting in depth story of rise and fall of the public s view of napalm Napalm and American biography was an incredibly detailed book that anyone wanting to learn about weapons of war and how Napalm was used should consider reading While this book is on the longer side it is completely full of great information that. Napalm incendiary gel that sticks to skin and burns to the bone came into the world on Valentine s Day 1942 at a secret Harvard war research laboratory On March 9 1945 it created an inferno that killed over 87500 people in Tokyo than died in the atomicxplosions at Hiroshima or Nagasaki It went on to incinerate sixty four of Japan's largest cities The Bomb got the press but napalm did the workAfter World War II the incendiary held the line against communism in Greece.
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Particular Topic The Book Starts Out Withtopic The book starts out with napalm first started and describes the researchers and what they aimed to do The book describes how the researchers at Harvard College flooded the tennis courts with water and tested Napalm in its Love Is a Fairy Tale earlier stages in on school grounds The book talks not only about its debut in the Vietnam war but also its some what controversial use in the Vietnam war Towards the middle of the book the other tells about reporters sent to Vietnam to document the war The reporters featured tell of how the villages were destroyed along with countless lives This section of the book also tells of a girl seen running from her village seen burning in the background She herself was also covered in burns her facialxpression terrified Many other children were seen throughout the book some had their parents to help comfort them while others were seen alone The purpose of this book did not seem to try and persuade people that the war was bad or good but just wanted to help inform people on both sides of the matter This book was full of great information but it was on the long side and did become And Korea Napalm Day led the 1950 counter attack from Inchon and fought Promise at Dawn elsewhere under many flags Americans generally applauded until the Vietnam War Today napalm lives on as a pariah a symbol of American cruelty and the misguided use of power according to anti war protesters in the 1960s and popular culture from Apocalypse Now to the punk band Napalm Death and British street artist Banksy Its use by Serbia in 1994 and by the United States in Ira in 2003 drew condemna.