A History of Bombing
On 1 November 1911, Lieutenant Cavarotti leaned out of the cockpit of his delicate aircraft, and, holding a Hassen handgrenade, began one of the most devastating military tactics of the 20th century: aerial bombing. A fascinating history of the development of air power, bombs, and the laws of war and international justice.
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