The combined bomber offensive cbo was an allied offensive of strategic bombing during world war ii in europe the primary portion of the cbo was against luftwaffe targets which was the highest priority from june 1943 to 1 april 1944. The bomber offensive in harris own words and you can almost hear him talking through the narrative more dry humour than youd imagine and lots of perceptive comments about the world at the time more than just the single minded demon some people view him as. This book offers a fresh approach to the debate on the rafs bomber offensive by using modern strategic leadership theory as an analytical tool to examine the campaign in particular it looks at the legality and legitimacy of the offensive and explores the key interfaces between the military leaders the politicians and allies. The combined bomber offensive cbo was an anglo american offensive of strategic bombing during world war ii in europe the primary portion of the cbo was against luftwaffe targets which was the highest priority from june 1943 to 1944 the subsequent highest priority campaigns were against v weapon installations june 1944 and petroleum oil and lubrication pol plants september 1944. Sir arthur harris bomber harris remains the target of criticism and vilification by many while others believe the contribution he and his men made to victory is grossly undervalued he led the men of bomber command in the face of appalling casualties had fierce disagreements with higher authority and enjoyed a complicated relationship with winston churchill
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