Jim Dulhunty (s3159706@student.anu.edu.au)
Fri, 28 Jan 2000 12:21:07 +1100


>>Trivia: name (country, city and year) the first aerial bombing of a
>>civilian target in human history. And what is the most recent example?
>
>I'm guessing but maybe a Zepplin raid on Antwerp in 1914? Of course the
>most recent would have to be Grozny by Russia.
>

I don't know if I can confirm it, but I heard somewhere that the first
nation to use aircraft in a combat role was Italy, which used biplanes to
support troops in their African colonies. 'Course, for a 'civilising'
European power, indigenous villages probably don't count as civilian targets.

Jim

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