Название: The Command of the Air
Автор: Giulio Douhet
Издательство: Air Force History and Museums Program
Размер: 38 Мб
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
The Command of the Air is the greatest military treatise on air war ever written a dogmatic manifesto promising victory through strategic bombing.
Giulio Douhet (1869-1930), air war’s greatest prophet, ought to have been a First World War fighter ace. In fact, he may never have learnt to fly. He was an army officer, reaching the rank of general, but trench-war stalemate had turned his mind to alternatives. He became obsessive about the potential of military aviation, sending a long memorandum to the Italian war minister in which he proposed breaking the Austrian front by launching attacks on the enemy’s cities with a fleet of 500 bombers.