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02-28-2007 - Air power in the Atlantic Fortress Burning;...

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Air power in the Atlantic Fortress Burning; Fortress Falling- Elmer Bendiner World War I background Tactical observation and dogfights 4-1-1918 est. of the Royal Air Force- goatsa bombers Idea of Air Power Generals fighting the last war?- blamed for fighting the last war in the new war-same tact. Compared to blitzkrieg, island bypassing Attacking military targets and civilians A decisive weapon? A theory in search of a weapon Lots of experiments to make the weapons that were suitable to their theory. They wanted to avoid the casualties and wanted to fight beyond the lines Restore surprise mobility and surprise, attack on enemies home ground, attack the strategic places of the enemy like plants and stores and strong holds Interwar Champions British, US, Italians emphasis on strategic bombing- bomb beyond frontline to achieve a decisive outline. Win with Air power Hugh Trenchard- great champion of strategic bombing
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