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Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1: (part 1)
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|March 25, 2003

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Designed in a great rush at the end of 1917 just in time to take part in the German standard fighter competition held in January/February 1918, the D VII easily walked away with first prize. As Germanys premier fighter unit, von Richthofens JG I (led by Hermann…
The Red Baron: A History In Pictures
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|September 28, 2016

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Keen First World War aviation enthusiasts will be familiar with Norman Franks' previous books covering the life of Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, so why this new one? Well Manfred, the iconic Red Baron, has constantly remained at the forefront of…
Sopwith Camels Over Italy, 1917-1918: Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

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During the First World War, Italy was on the side of their British Allies and their fight was against the Austro-Hungarian Empire, bordering on Austria. In October 1917, the Austro-Hungarians managed to push the Italians back during the battle of Caporetto. With…
In the Footsteps of the Red Baron
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|February 19, 2005

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Manfred von Richthofen became a fighter pilot on the Western Front in August 1916. By January 1917, Richthofen had shot down fifteen aircraft had been appointed commander of his own unit. He painted the fuselage of his Albatros D-III a bright red and was…
Gallantry In Action: Airmen Awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross And Two Bars 1918-1955

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When the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged on 1 April 1918, to form the Royal Air Force, the new command needed to have its own gallantry medals to distinguish itself from the Army and the Royal Navy. Thus the new Distinguished Flying…
Black September 1918: Wwi's Darkest Month In The Air
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|October 11, 2018

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The follow—up to Bloody April 1917 continues fifteen months later into World War I. Much had happened over this period. More battles had been fought, won and lost on both sides, but now the American strength was feeding in to France with both men and…
Dieppe La grande bataille aérienne Opération Jubilee 19 août 1942

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Air Battle For Dunkirk: 26 May - 3 June 1940

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With the epic blockbuster fi lm Dunkirk, to be released in July 2017, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring, amongst others, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance, this reissue has never been more timely. "Where is the RAF?" was the…
Fallen Eagles: Airmen Who Survived The Great War Only To Die In Peacetime

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The 50 pilots featured in Fallen Eagles were all decorated for bravery during The Great War. All survived the conflict only to die flying in the postwar years. The causes of their deaths ranged from being casualties of small wars, then as now rife in the Middle…
Great War Fighter Aces 1916 - 1918
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|April 24, 2017

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By the close of 1916, the air war over France was progressing amazingly. The Royal Flying Corps, the French Air Force and the opposing German Air Service, were all engaged in fierce aerial conflict and the Allied air forces were following a particularly…
The Raf Air-sea Rescue Service In The Second World War
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|March 3, 2017

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When the Second World War began in 1939 it was thought that it would be fought along the same lines as the First World War, with the Allied air forces operating from both Britain and France. With the fall of Britain's Northern European Allies in May 1940, all…
Fighter Command's Air War 1941: Raf Circus Operations And Fighter Sweeps Against The Luftwaffe

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Following the Battle of Britain, the RAF started taking the air war to the Germans. A small number of bombers, escorted by large numbers of fighters tried to force the Luftwaffe into battle. Much air combat ensued with RAF light bombers escorted by scores of…
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