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There are no bombs. The whole thing is fucking pointless. George Carlin, You Are All Diseased 1999 audio, HBO 1999
Ban the bomb. US anti-nuclear slogan from 1953
Do you just bring a bomb into a hospital? Breaking Bad s4e13: Face Off, Jesse to Walter, AMC 2011
Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough
It isn’t fit for humans now,
There isn’t grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death! John Betjeman, Slough, 1937
Over 9 years, from 1964 to 1973, the United States dropped more than 2,000,000 tons of bombs here in Laos. More than we dropped on Germany and Japan combined in World War II. Barack Obama, cited Secret Wars Uncovered s1e6: Laos, History 2020
For decades there had been rumours of America’s actions in Laos. Amidst fighting a bloody and public war in Vietnam, stories emerged of a brutal bombing campaign, unprecedented in size and scale, but kept entirely secret. Secret Wars Uncovered s1e6: Laos
So how did America secretly carpet-bombing a small south-east Asian nation that few had heard of? ibid.
President Kennedy sanctioned a secret bombing campaign in Laos: Operation Millpond. ibid.
26 in just over an hour. The bombers said they wanted to make of me a commercial desert. 11 die and 130 are injured. Body parts are scattered all over me. I Am Belfast, 2015
For ’tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petar. William Shakespeare, Hamlet III iv 207, Hamlet to Mother
I’ll take a damned radio and rig it into a bomb and when he plugs that sonoffabitch up, it will blow him on into hell. Pee Wee Gaskins
Their uncle Cesare is blown up by a car bomb. Killer Trials: Murdered By the Mob
2nd Firebomb in Sanitation War – Retaliation Expected. The Sopranos s3e2: Proshai Livushka starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, newspaper headline, HBO 2011
There’s a bomb in the casino. The Long Good Friday 1980 starring Helen Mirren & Bob Hoskins & Pierce Brosnan & Dave King & Paul Freeman & Eddie Constantine & Bryan Marshall & Paul Barber et al, director John MacKenzie, Casino owner to Harold
You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off! The Italian Job 1969 starring Michael Caine & Noel Coward & Benny Hill & Tony Beckley & Raf Vallone & Rossano Brazzi & Maggie Blye & Irene Handl & John le Mesurier & Fred Emney et al, director Peter Collinson
We’ve just got word there’s some sort of bomb on the bus. The Siege 1998 starring Denzel Washington & Bruce Willis & Annette Bening & Tony Shalhoub & Aasif Mandvi & Sami Bouajila & Mark Valley & David Proval et al, director Edward Zwick, telephonist to hero
Guess what? You just brought a gun to a bomb fight, officer! Thirty Minutes or Less 2011 starring Jesse Eisenberg & Danny McBride & Aziz Ansari & Nick Swardson & Dilshad Vadsaria & Bianca Kajlich & Michael Pena & Red Ward et al, director Ruben Fleischer, Nick from trailer
Every bomb is a deadly sermon. Against technology. Unabomber: The True Story 1996 starring Dean Stockwell & Robert Hays & Tobin Bell & Victoria Mallory & Bill Mondy & Michael Flynn & Scott Wilkinson & Noel De Souza & Joyce Cohen et al, director Jon Purdy, postal detective
The bombing campaign has had the least effect of all, as far as we can see, on the morale and the will to resist of the English people. No decisive results can be expected from terror attacks on residential areas ... Bombing is to be intensified on shipping and the ports to inflict the greatest possible damage on the British economy ... And to give the impression than an invasion is planned for this year. Adolf Hitler
Strategic bombing developed to the advantage of the allies and against the Axis. World War II: The Complete History: Six Months to Run Wild, Discovery 200
The effect of the bombing combined with the summer heatwave was to create a man-made tornado of flame: a fire-storm. The World at War 12/26: Whirlwind, ITV 1973
But the Germans never used gas against British civilians. Hitler’s weapon against British civilians was bombs. Over two million homes were damaged. The World at War 15/26: Home Fires
The first provincial city they hit hard was Coventry. ibid.
A bomb with no pilot – a new kind of weapon. A new kind of war. ibid.
On August 5th the world’s first Uranium bomb was loaded into a B29 bomber named Enola Gay. The World at War 24/26: The Bomb
The war had ended but not the dying. ibid.
They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind ... There are a lot of people who say that bombing can never win a war: well, my answer to that is that it has never been tried here. And we shall see. Air Marshall Sir Arthur Bomber Harris
In 1945 Germany lay in ruins. The heart had been torn out of her cities. This was the result of a secret revolution in the technology of air warfare. (World War II & Bomb & Germany) Secrets of World War II e15: How Germany was Bombed to Defeat, Yesterday 1998