Cover: Some Notes on the History of Aerial Reconnaissance

Some Notes on the History of Aerial Reconnaissance

Published 1966

by Amrom H. Katz


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A preliminary effort to write a history of aerial reconnaissance. The author traces it from the invention of photography in the 1850's to the end of the Korean War in 1953. The evolution of aerial reconnaissance is also discussed. In general, the pattern has been: (1) ideas developed into doctrine and practice; (2) gadgets became operational hardware; and (3) novelty became a necessity.

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