19 August 2013

WW1: Planes in battle

 Standard German Hannover CL which seems to have had a slight problem landing. One thing I did notice looking at photos of planes used on all sides in WW1 that most were tiny! Barely room for a gunner and pilot.

It seems really hard to find an actual photo of planes taking part in a battle. Most of them showed crashed, burnt out or simple static grounded planes with men posing next to them. Here I assume is an unaltered photo a perfect example of planes used in trench battles. Can you image 3-4 planes machine gun or small bombs pounding your trench just as the other sides soldiers where making a charge?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Matt,

    I can't find a contact link on these pages. I love the battle photo. Do you have a larger version of it? I would like to animate it.