A hundred years of air raids

Originally published in Gafencu Magazine, May 2015 The advent of death from the skies marks its sad and ominous centenary… Death from the skies is a relatively recent phenomenon in the long history of warfare. When the intrepid Wright brothers took flight for the first time in 1903, it didn’t take long for governments the world over to recognise the military potential that aviation provided. And a whole new battlefront was opened up. Barely eight years later, the Italians were lobbing grenades out of their planes, all squarely aimed at Libya’s troublesome Turkish population. A few short months after that, […]

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