A modern photo of a bright red Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker triplane in a hanger.
Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker triplane

The Rise of Airpower in the First World War.

How the First World War drove the development and use of airpower and shaped the way in which future conflicts have been fought.

A grainy drawing of a Zeppelin airship flying low over flat farmland. Two aircraft fly nearby. A machine gun next can just be seen on top of the Zeppelin.
German Zeppelin showing the position of a top machine gun nest towards the front.
Black and white photo of a British artillery gun in the Ypres Salient. A gun crew member is poised over the gun, which is tilted at a 45 degree elevation. A group of soldiers watch the gun from a mound of earth, rubbish and rubble about 50 ft away.
British artillery gun in the Ypres Salient.
A black and white photo of a group of soldiers examining a Fokker e III single winged aircraft. It may be a captured aircraft as the group appear to be wearing French uniforms.
Picture of a Fokker e III taken from a stereoscopic image.
A black and white photo of a German Albatross biplane that is resting in a upside down in a field. It’s either crashed or this is the most amazing aircraft landing of all time.
An Albatross fighter that has seen better days.
A black and white photo showing an internal view of a Zeppelin shed looking from the cavernous interior towards the sliding doors through which daylight shines. A small figure is standing on the ground, dwarfed by the structure around him.
Interior of a Zeppelin shed.

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Chris Stevenson

I’m interested in lots of things and write about them. History, nature, environment, business topics, experimental stories and anything else I fancy.