The attractive at the first glance theory of Gen.
Giulio Douhet, prophesizing a total air war, did not fool the leading
military brains of different
countries. They understood that deploying heavy horizontal bomber
planes against the enemy troops dispersed in the battleground would be
ineffective: capable only of area-bombing, and on top of it - from high
altitudes, they hardly would be able to destroy highly mobile armoured
troops and motorized infantry. More >>>