Strategic Airpower Elements in Interwar German Air Force Doctrine

Muscha, William R.

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Germany reestablished its air force during the last half of the interwar period of 1919 to1939, a period in which airpower theorists attempted to merge the new technology of aviation with traditional roles of the military. The Royal Air Force adopted the offensive use of airpower to attack enemy sources power as its primary mission and focused on defeating the enemy nation. Great Britain’s national strategic situation, its lessons from World War I, and its air leadership all contributed toward t