Sir Arthur Harris



DescriptionA portrait of Air Marshall Sir Arthur Harris, Marshal of the Royal Air Force and Commander-in-Chief of the RAF Bomber Command (1942-1945). Nicknamed ˜Bomber Harris' and ˜Butcher Harris' by his detractors, he was a controversial commander. He was responsible for approximately 500,000 German civilian deaths, having commanded the relentless blanket-bombing offensive against Germany. Harris believed that such bombing would cause the collapse of German industry and break the morale of German people, thus leading to defeat and surrender.
AuthorTim
DateDate unknown
CollectionPersonalities
Link sourcehttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/prop/personalities/INF3_0077_Harris.htm