World War: R. A. F. Against Odds

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Over 184,000 square miles of Western Europe, nearly eight times the area covered by clashing land Armies, the world's first great air battle was being fought last week. There was more to the battle than myriad engagements of fighting planes, more than methodical, day & night bombing of objectives behind the lines, more than the terrifying, endless strafing of ground troops. Last week's battle was the first big test of Douhet's famed theory that victory belongs to the side with the greatest air force.

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