Imperial Airs: Leo Amery, Air Power and Empire, 1873–1945

  title={Imperial Airs: Leo Amery, Air Power and Empire, 1873–1945},
  author={Katherine C. Epstein},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={571 - 598}
  • K. Epstein
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
In January 1904, at a lecture by a famous geographer, only a few weeks after the first flight of the Wright brothers, a young journalist named Leo Amery argued that air power would become a major ingredient of world power. His prescient comment is often quoted, but only to be glossed over. This article elaborates on it. The origins of Amery's views on air power lay in his childhood, his experience covering the South African War and the ‘national efficiency’ movement of Edwardian Britain. His… Expand
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