The command of the air

  title={The command of the air},
  author={Giulio Douhet},
As long as man remained tied to the surface of the earth, his activities had to be adapted to the conditions imposed by that surface. War being an activity which necessitates wide movements of forces, the terrain upon which it was fought determined its essential features. The uneven configuration of the land surface presents all kinds of obstacles which hinder movement of solid bodies over it. Hence man has had either to move along the lines of least resistance, or by long and arduous labour… 
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