The world's first air-raid.

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  1. A.V.

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    "Italy recently said it was ready to join in Nato's air attacks on targets in Libya - and with the announcement came a sense of history repeating itself.
    It was in Libya, almost exactly a century ago, that a young Italian pilot carried out the first ever air raid.
    During fighting in November 1911 between Italy and forces loyal to the Turkish, Ottoman Empire, Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti wrote in a letter to his father: "Today I have decided to try to throw bombs from the aeroplane'."

    BBC News - Libya 1911: How an Italian pilot began the air war era

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