The Strategic Bombing of Britain

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott


The development of powered flight took war into a third dimension. As well as their significant battlefield role, aircraft would be used to strike directly at the enemy’s home front. In the First World War the morale of the civilian population was considered a legitimate military target. Germany could use her air force to strike directly at the homeland of her principal enemy, Great Britain, even while she remained secure from seaborne invasion.


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  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

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