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Firebombing is a bombing technique designed to create a firestorm in the target city. This technique makes use of incendiary bombs to start a massive fire, and can also include a preliminary bombing run designed to prepare the city for burning. This bombing technique was as effective as the atomic bombs used against Japanese cities at the end of WWII.

Cities firebombed during WWII:

See also

The story of Japanese animated film
Grave of the Fireflies centers on the firebombing of Kobe.