Magyarország légi honvédelme 1918-1919-ben

Olasz, Lajos: Magyarország légi honvédelme 1918-1919-ben. In: Közép-európai közlemények, (13) 1-2. pp. 183-201. (2020)

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In the period of World War I, air warfare had appeared; flying forces had become an independent arm. Hungary did not have an air force of its own. The “aviation troops” comprised part of the Monarchy’s joint military forces. In November 1918, after the Monarchy’s slit-up, the Hungarian military leadership should have set up the independent Hungarian flying forces from almost nothing. The Serbian, Romanian, and Czech military forces had already flying units that could reach any location in Hungary without hindrance with the support of the French Eastern Army stationing in the region. That was why it was essential for the Hungarian army to have a combat worthy air force despite the substantial military force reduction implemented as a result of the regulations of the armistice agreement. The general disarmament provision did not apply to the stock of the aviation troops. In the course of 1918–1919, the military leadership made efforts to set up a small but combat worthy air force by keeping trained airmen in service, collecting the flying stock available in the country, and activating the manufacturing capacity. Most of the pilots served even during the periods of revolutions not on ideological basis, but simply in order to protect their homeland.

Item Type: Article
Other title: Home defense of Hungary in the air in 1918-1919
Heading title: Versailles 100
Journal or Publication Title: Közép-európai közlemények
Date: 2020
Volume: 13
Number: 1-2
ISSN: 1789-6339
Page Range: pp. 183-201
Uncontrolled Keywords: Világháború - 1., Honvédelem - magyar - 1918-1919, Légierő - magyar - 1918-1919
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 200-201. és a jegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology > 06.01.01. History
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology > 06.01.01. History > Modern and contemporary history
Date Deposited: 2020. Sep. 11. 10:13
Last Modified: 2020. Sep. 14. 11:06

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