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By Thomas Hippler

ISBN-10: 1107037948

ISBN-13: 9781107037946

Giulio Douhet is mostly thought of the world's most crucial air-power theorist and this e-book bargains the 1st accomplished account of his air-power innovations. It levels from 1884 while an air provider was once first applied in the Italian army to the outbreak of the second one international warfare, and explores the evolution and dissemination of Douhet's rules in a global context. It examines the effect of the Libyan battle, the 1st international struggle and Ethiopian warfare at the improvement of Italian air-power approach. It additionally addresses the difficulty of Douhet's advocacy of strategic bombing, exploring why it used to be that Douhet grew to become an suggest of urban bombing; the that means and the boundaries of his center notion of 'command of the air'; and the mutual impression of air strength, army and naval proposal. It additionally takes under consideration possible choices to Douhetism similar to the theories built through Amedeo Mecozzi and others.

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