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100,014. There are no bombs. The whole thing is fucking pointless. (Comedy & Bomb & War on Terror) George Carlin, You Are All Diseased HBO 1999 audio
125,906. Do you just bring a bomb into a hospital? (Crystal Meth & Gangstas: New Mexico & Bomb & New Mexico) Breaking Bad s4e13: Face Off, Jesse to Walter
9,170. 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! (Death & Bomb & England) John Betjeman Slough 1937
134,676. 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. (War & Laos & Empire US & Bomb) Barack Obama, cited Secret Wars Uncovered s1e6: Laos, History 2020
134,678. 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. (War & Laos & Empire US & CIA & Bomb) Secret Wars Uncovered s1e6: Laos, History 2020
134,680. So how did America secretly carpet-bombing a small south-east Asian nation that few had heard of? (War & Laos & Empire US & CIA & Bomb) ibid.
134,683. President Kennedy sanctioned a secret bombing campaign in Laos: Operation Millpond. (War & Laos & Empire US & CIA & Operations & Bomb) ibid.
118,218. 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. (Belfast & Bomb) I Am Belfast, 2015
78,028. For ’tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petar. (Justice & Revenge & Bomb & Sport) William Shakespeare, Hamlet III iv 207, Hamlet to Mother
14,599. 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. (Murder & Bomb) Pee Wee Gaskins
14,955. Their uncle Cesare is blown up by a car bomb. (Murder & Heroin & Bomb & Sicily) Killer Trials: Murdered By the Mob
18,877. 2nd Firebomb in Sanitation War – Retaliation Expected. (Gangstas: New Jersey & Bomb) The Sopranos: Proshai Livushka s3e2 starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, newspaper headline
20,293. There’s a bomb in the casino. (GBH Films & Bomb) 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
20,825. You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off! (GBH Films & Cars & Explosion & Bomb) 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
21,554. We’ve just got word there’s some sort of bomb on the bus. (GBH Films & Bomb) 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
22,884. Guess what? You just brought a gun to a bomb fight, officer! (GBH Films & Bomb) 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
23,025. Every bomb is a deadly sermon. Against technology. (Murder & Bomb & Kill) 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
67,317. Feedback: the magic idea thought up by MIT and Bell Labs for tracking the missile, and then using fancy math to predict from the radar data where the missile is likely to be a few seconds from now. (Civilisation & Bomb) James Burke, Connections III 1997: Feedback s3e1
26,520. 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. (World War II & Nazi: Hitler & Bomb) Adolf Hitler
26,569. Strategic bombing developed to the advantage of the allies and against the Axis. (World War II & Bomb) World War II: The Complete History: Six Months to Run Wild
26,629. The effect of the bombing combined with the summer heatwave was to create a man-made tornado of flame: a fire-storm. (World War II & Bomb) The World at War: Whirlwind 12/26
26,639. But the Germans never used gas against British civilians. Hitler’s weapon against British civilians was bombs. Over two million homes were damaged. (World War II & Bombs & Great Britain) The World at War: Home Fires 15/26
26,640. The first provincial city they hit hard was Coventry. (World War II & Bombs & Great Britain) ibid.
26,646. A bomb with no pilot - a new kind of weapon. A new kind of war. (World War II & Bomb) ibid.
26,649. On August 5th the world’s first Uranium bomb was loaded into a B29 bomber named Enola Gay. (World War II & Nuclear & Bomb) The World at War: The Bomb 24/26
26,650. The war had ended but not the dying. (World War II & Nuclear & Bomb) ibid.
26,693. 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. (World War II & Great Britain & Bombing & Aircraft) Air Marshall Sir Arthur Bomber Harris
26,770. At about 6.30 p.m. on 8th September Londoners heard a huge double boom. A massive pall rose above Chiswick in west London ... A new revenge weapon: the V-2 rocket. (World War II & London & England & Rocket & Bomb) Secrets of World War II: The RAF versus the V2 ep17
26,771. Scientists and technicians at Peenemunde pressed ahead with the rocket program. (World War II & Rocket & Bomb & England) ibid.
26,772. At first Britain’s air defences were stretched to the limit ... Of the 4,000 V1s eventually brought down over southern England about half were brought down by artillery coordinated by radar. (World War II & Rocket & Bomb & England) ibid.
26,773. The rocket had been designed at the cutting edge of technology. Its gyroscopic guidance system was far in advance of anything in the allied armoury and the electric tort, which drive the motors, was the smallest of its kind. But each V2 cost twenty times more than the V1 for just one ton of explosives. (World War II & Rocket & Bomb & England) ibid.
26,774. Captured V weapons were displayed in Trafalgar Square. (World War II & Rocket & Bomb & England & London) ibid.
26,775. The real winner in the story of the V weapons may have been Wernher von Braun. He surrendered to the Americans with his entire research team. (World War II & Rocket & Bomb & Odessa File) ibid.
26,780. He [Bomber Harris] was convinced area bombing would shorten the demise of the war. (World War II & Bomb) Secrets of World War II: Destroying Hitler’s Oil e24
26,781. In June 1941 Hitler turned east against the Soviet Union. At a stroke Germany’ oil tap was turned off. (World War II & Bomb) ibid.