1916: The Air War with Dr. John Curatola
Starting with the 'Fokker Scourge' in late 1915, the air battles over Verdun and the Somme, as well as the Zeppelin raids over England in 1916, led to a technological and doctrinal race for air superiority. These events had both a physical and psychological toll and led to the development of the concept of 'total war.'
About Dr. John Curatola
John Curatola is an associate professor of History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Prior to this position he was an active duty Marine Corps officer and retired in 2009 as a Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of service. He received his doctorate from the University of Kansas in 2008. His work has been published in number of books and national periodicals.