I have been thinking about this recently, what would you guys say were the political implication of the allied bombing campaign in western Europe? First off I would say appeasing the Russians was essential, the continued bombing of Germany allowed Churchill and Rosevelt to put off D-Day and appeas the Russian callings for a second front. I have also heared it suggested that US involvement in the bomber war contributed in a similar way, it gave the US forces in Britain something to do in the runup to the invasion. Finally there was a HUGE element of keeping the British people happy, after all it was the most visible sign that we were still hitting the Germans and that we were getting payback for the Blitz (with interest). Any of you guys care to expand or suggest new points?