Aviation with its giant advances in The Great War brought the birth of the real total war.Strategic bombing, even when the targets were military objectives, caused indiscriminate civilian victims due to technical inmadurity.
Created in the June of 1918, the British Independent Air Force (IAF) main objetive was to strike deep, into the German infraestructures. The superb O/400 bombers were IAF’s strongest exponent.
Shades of “Bomber” Harris’ Bomber Command….
Artist: Egon Tschirch.