23 August 2001

Dropping their eggs

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On Sven Lindqvist and his book A History of Bombing. Published as ‘Dropping their Eggs,’ London Review of Books, 23 August 2001, pp. 11-14.

I cannot recall taking a single piss in my childhood, whether outside or at home in the outhouse, when I didn’t choose a target and bomb it. At five years of age I was already a seasoned bombardier.’ This is an unusual way of starting out on an analysis of modern warfare and its technologies, but then Sven Lindqvist has long been writing history in his own way . . .

To read article on Lindqvist’s website click here (and then click ‘Lindqvist’ at the top of the following page)

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