Category Archives: WWI
History Behind The Card: Mr. Claude Grahame-White. Card #64 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut – black back issue Claude Grahame-White, August 21, 1879 in Bursledon, Hampshire, England, Great Britain – August 19, 1959 in Nice, … Continue reading
History Behind The Card: The Etrich Monoplane Card #63 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut – Green back issue Igo (Ignaz) Etrich, December 25, 1879, in Trutnov, Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) – … Continue reading
History Behind The Card: “Voisin” Type Biplane Card #37 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Gabriel Voisin, February 5, 1880 in Belleville-sur-Saône, France – December 25, 1973, Ozenay, Saône-et-Loire, France; Charles Voisin, July 12, 1882 in Lyon, France – … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting weapon used to take down dirigibles during WWI. You can almost hear the German airman in the gondola above screaming “Ach du lieber Gott!” as the bladed shell rips the heck out of the fabric of the … Continue reading
The image shows a WWI German pilot and bombardier in their plane – how bombs were deployed.