Название: The German Air Raids on Great Britain 1914-1918
Автор: Joseph Morris
Издательство: Nonsuch Publishing
Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 94*2
Размер: 61 mb
When it was originally published in 1925 this was the first complete account of the German bombardment of Britain during the First World War, in which 280 tons of bombs were dropped. Written with access to a wealth of official records, Morris outlines how the menace posed by airship and aeroplane bombing began, grew and was countered. He describes how German air-raid tactics aimed to demoralise the British public, destroying homes, crippling means of supply and inflicting heavy casualties, and how successful air defences were mounted in response to this threat. Complete with War Office maps and photographs, this is a detailed study of the development of a new method of warfare that established the future potential for direct strikes against human and industrial resources, and which describes experiences from both the British and German sides of the campaign.