(November 27th, 1914).
THE COMMAND OF THE AIR.
§ 85. Air Power as Affecting Combined Tactics. Some indication has been given in the preceding articles of the influence
the advent of aircraft
expected to have on the tactical value and employment of the other Arms of the Services more particularly
attention has been called to the changes that will almost inevitably be
the employment of
Certain writers, basing their views too exclu-
expressed the opinion that the broadly,
though of the
utility as a
some any material influence the older Arms, either
of reconnaissance (and, to
extent, of offence), will not have
Infantry, Cavalry, or Artillery.
author this view
least so far as developed, It
In the opinion of the
and the present war,
cannot be taken as a criterion.
be thought overbold thus to give preference to
purely theoretical deduction in place of actual experience,
of the future.
show that the experience,
cannot be regarded as a serious indication It is
has, in the present war,
the positions and
fact that the aeroplane
to give information of
have been otherwise unobtainable, and in a few cases it
has enabled points to be attacked which could not have