it was...but for first time they actually had the means to -reach- the enemy civilian who was not on or near the battlefield itself.
the limited means that the Germans acquired to strike at the British civilians in WW1, they soon took up, with the Zeppelins/Gothas etc..and even some naval raid bombardments of UK coast towns..
its probably surprising that they did not attempt a poison-gas attack from the air..the bombings caused a lot of consternation as it was...the 1930s Douhet theory went that any civilian population being bombed in a sustained way would eat up their own government and force capitulation...there seemed no signs of that in WW2, but in WW1 apparently they did make a big stink about the Zeppelins, considering that the physical effects, although not actually harmless, were still very trivial in relative terms.....
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