April 1915

September 1916

1921, 1923

February 1945

March 1945

Clausewitz's On War posthumously published

Poison gas first used, second battle of Ypres

First use of massed tanks, Battle of Cambrai

General Billy Mitchell conducts tests of aerial bombing of ships

Bombing of Dresden

Fire bombing of Tokyo


Technology and the changing face of warfare

At 8:15 on the morning of August 6, 1945, a single B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, piloted by Paul W. Tibbets (1915–2007) dropped a nuclear bomb, known as “Little Boy,” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima (see Figure 9.1). Hiroshima had been selected as the target because it had not been ...

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