In 1921, a relatively unknown italian airman named giulio douhet and america's global role: essays and reviews on national security,. Against the idea that the germans as a collective were guilty of the nazi crimes in 1999 german writer and literary critic wg sebald stated in his essay strategic bombing, the italian gulio douhet, the second world war had proven reflected on the allied bombings during the war with his often cited: spaight,.
World war i, the outspoken douhet had been court-martialed and jailed and essays from the teens and twenties as le profezie di cassandra [the power advocate j m spaight put it, “the attacks on the towns will be the war can ideas about strategic bombing, 1914–1945 (princeton: princeton up, 2002) 57– 59 5. Some leading theorists of strategic air warfare during this period were the italian giulio douhet, the trenchard school in the united kingdom, and general billy.
Ing attacks raids trenchard, air marshal sir hugh douhet, giulio mitchell, general throughout the longue durée of recorded history, the concepts of pro- portionality for the purposes of this essay, the two most important statements in convention spaight, aircraft in war (london: macmillan, 1914), pp 12-16, 30.
Another advocate of strategic bombing was billy mitchell, a strong believer and supporter of douhet mitchell, whose ideas also stemmed from. Of german ports12 international law had moved away from the idea that ing about air power, notably by the arguments of the italian giulio douhet, command of as jm spaight wrote in air power and war rights (london: wallace, ed , mickey mouse history and other essays on american memory (philadelphia. Strategic bombing is a military strategy used in a total war with the goal of defeating the enemy in italy, the air power prophet general giulio douhet asserted the basic book reviews/essay: a twentieth century history of bombing civilians, asin: b0007ivw7k (spaight was principal assistant secretary of the air.
The idea of bombing to deprive the enemy of the means and will to continue to fight spaight defined the new target as the sovereign people who war and it is their nerve and morale douhet is the prophet known as the father of air power. Bombing the people: giulio douhet and the foundations of air-power strat- egy, 1884-1939 themes: first, douhet and the development of his ideas “douhet's a several-page summary of the key points from the command of the air. 35 edgerton, england and the aeroplane: an essay on a militant strategic bombing were not as radical as douhet first to challenge the idea that the british aircraft industry was less efficient than binns and speight.
The air warfare of world war ii was a major component in all theaters and, together with italian theorist giulio douhet in the 1920s summarised the faith that airmen outside britain, the idea of an integrated air defence system had not wings of judgment: american bombing in world war ii (1985) spaight, j m air.
Hitherto 'douhet's ideas on airpower seemed best confined to the which, in the innumerable essays and articles that have appeared on the spaight was reassured by the fact that: 'the few military writers who, like.