Foreign News: Barcelona Horrors

Twelve years ago air force chiefs throughout the world were gripped, fascinated by Mastery of the Air, a book by Italian General of Aviation Giulio Douhet. He has since died, but Mastery of the Air has become the standard text of thousands of young air officers in every land who hold with what is called "the Douhet theory." In effect this teaches that the civilian population of an attacked country, their homes, shops and municipal services, have become main military objectives of today—since aviation now permits an invading army to wage much...

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