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The Ideas of Douhet and Spaight

At the dawn of what can fairly be called the age of modern aviation, and indeed the modern age of warfare that coincided with it, there emerged what many people in retrospect now call “The Prophets of Aviation” meaning that the theories and practices of these early individuals shaped the future direction of aviation, and more specifically the use of it in warfare, for decades to come, and to some extent even today (Advocates of Strategic Bombing). Two of the most prominent Prophets from the viewpoints of history and impact are James Molony Spaight and Giulio Douhet. Both made immeasurable contributions in the fields of aviation and warfare. In this paper, the theories and contributions of these men will be…