Sunday, February 14, 2010

Today -100: February 14, 1910: Of war balloons

The president of the Aero Club will meet the president of the United States to urge the military necessity for airplanes and dirigibles. He will point out that there is a war balloon gap: Germany has 14 military dirigibles and 5 airplanes, France 7 and 29, Russia 3 and 6, England 2 each. The US Army has just 1 dirigible and 2 planes.

Is there a more chilling phrase in the military lexicon than “war balloon?” I think not.

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