Bombing the People (Cambridge Military Histories) by Thomas Hippler

By Thomas Hippler

Giulio Douhet is mostly thought of the world's most vital air-power theorist and this booklet deals the 1st accomplished account of his air-power recommendations. It levels from 1884 whilst an air provider was once first carried out in the Italian army to the outbreak of the second one global conflict, and explores the evolution and dissemination of Douhet's principles in a global context. It examines the influence of the Libyan conflict, the 1st global conflict and Ethiopian battle at the improvement of Italian air-power procedure. It additionally addresses the problem of Douhet's advocacy of strategic bombing, exploring why it used to be that Douhet grew to become an recommend of urban bombing; the which means and the bounds of his center proposal of 'command of the air'; and the mutual effect of air energy, army and naval notion. It additionally takes into consideration possible choices to Douhetism resembling the theories constructed by means of Amedeo Mecozzi and others.

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