Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the change in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur.— Giulio Douhet
The most emotional Giulio Douhet quotes that are free to learn and impress others
In order to assure an adequate national defense, it is necessary - and sufficient - to be in a position in case of war to conquer the command of the air.
I have a mathematical certainty that the future will confirm my assertion that aerial warfare will be the most important element in future wars, and that in consequence not only will the importance of the Independent Air Force rapidly increase, but the importance of the army and navy will decrease in proportion.
Would not the sight of a single enemy airplane be enough to induce a formidable panic? Normal life would be unable to continue under the constant threat of death and imminent destruction.
To conquer the command in the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat.
Because of its independence of surface limitations and its superior speed the airplane is the offensive weapon par excellence.
To have command of the air means to be able to cut an enemy's army and navy off from their bases of operation and nullify their chances of winning the war.
The one effective method of defending one's own territory from an offensive by air is to destroy the enemy's air power with the greatest possible speed.
To conquer the command of the air means victory;
to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose.
Тhe battlefield in the air will be the decisive one
You'll be scared! Sure you'll be scared. Who wouldn't fear having their head completely blown off.