Warbirds Over the Trenches

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Warbirds Over the Trenches: Learning to Fly
An exploration of the air battles that marked World War I as the first aerial war.
Warbirds Over the Trenches: Eyes in the Sky
Out of the battles of WWI emerged the first combat aces!
Warbirds Over the Trenches: Hunters
The Zeppelin was a turn of the century marvel, and it found a new purpose in early aerial combat.
Warbirds Over the Trenches: Target For Tonight
Early fighter planes pioneered advances that would push the boundaries of aviation.
Warbirds Over the Trenches: Last Man to Die
As planes became stronger, they became capable of dropping bombs onto targets from the air. The great bomber was born.

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Warbirds Over the Trenches: Learning to Fly
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An exploration of the air battles that marked World War I as the first aerial war.
Warbirds Over the Trenches: Eyes in the Sky
Part of the Series: Warbirds Over the Trenches
Out of the battles of WWI emerged the first combat aces!
Warbirds Over the Trenches: Hunters
Part of the Series: Warbirds Over the Trenches
The Zeppelin was a turn of the century marvel, and it found a new purpose in early aerial combat.
Warbirds Over the Trenches: Target For Tonight
Part of the Series: Warbirds Over the Trenches
Early fighter planes pioneered advances that would push the boundaries of aviation.
Warbirds Over the Trenches: Last Man to Die
Part of the Series: Warbirds Over the Trenches
As planes became stronger, they became capable of dropping bombs onto targets from the air. The great bomber was born.
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