The First War in the Sky │WW1 Plane History

I used parts of the following videos to write some parts of my script:

TheGreatWar - Bloody April 1917:​

Real Engineering - The Physics of World War 1 Planes:​

TheGreatWar - Aviation in World War 1:​

Sabaton History - The Red Baron:​


0:00 Intro
0:30 Prelude
1:30 Early Reconnaissance Planes
3:14 Observation Balloons
4:28 Reconnaissance Planes and Aerial Photography
7:29 Ansaldo SVA V
8:07 Zeppelins
9:05 The Dawn of Aerial Combat
10:23 Early Fighter Aeroplanes
12:40 Early Pusher Fighters
14:14 Early Tractor Fighters
16:28 Early Fighter Units and Aerial Tactics
17:17 Wing-Mounted Machine Guns
17:48 The First Flying Aces
19:04 Air Superiority at Verdun
19:28 1916 Air Superiority
20:39 Stability and Maneuvrability
21:30 The Luftstreitkräfte
23:16 The Red Baron and the Flying Circus
24:20 Early Jasta Aircraft and Tactics
25:17 Bloody April
27:21 Mid 1917 Entente Aircraft
27:57 Sopwith Camel
28:48 Mid 1917 German Aircraft
29:00 Fokker Dr.I
30:17 The German Spring Offensive of 1918
31:49 The American Air Force and the Late War
32:40 Bombers
34:29 Closing Words
34:59 Outro

Special Thanks to 1c Game Studios for providing me with a key for Flying Circus Volume I. Get the Game here:

Usually I would cite my footage sources, yet for this video they are too numerous with 28 Sources.

Music used:

Beethoven - Symphony No.7 in A major op.92 - II:

Rich Douglas - Day of Infamy Soundtrack:

Sabaton - The Attack of the Dead Men (Soundtrack Version):

Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture:

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  • My great grandfather was in the RFC and later the RAF. He went up in the observation balloons. He survived that and the mustard gas. He died in the 1960s from the mustard gas damage to his lungs. His entire platoon died the day he was gassed all except for him. I have his military service discharge papers still. Proud of him.

    Tony GoodmanTony Goodman5 сарын өмнө
    • My great great grandfather was in the household cavalry, was gassed and shot as was his horse, just got back to the lines carrying an officer, I have his military medal and the newspaper article about it. Different breed

      Adam GrayAdam Gray3 өдрийн өмнө
    • Pretty nice, living link to the past.

      Woody ChadickWoody Chadick16 өдрийн өмнө
    • May He RIP Such a Hero ! Thank you for sharing Bless you

      shafur3shafur323 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Tony Goodman cours shopping gadi d section

      Len WabbLen Wabb3 сарын өмнө
    • @Leandro Capstick It was a different world. I think it was so harsh the conditions they were in and seeing often their best friends wiped out most didn't ever speak about what they seen. That was the horror at home that they were drafted to serve in sections of the forces depending on which road they lived in. Back then a lot of families lived within the same few roads. So a lot of people you watched die were your love ones and best friends from school. I was lucky to know a few WW2 veterans and they also never mentioned their time during the war. One just told me never to buy anything made in Japan. He'd been a prisoner of war working on the Burma railway that killed so many. He only ever mentioned he'd been sunk 5 times before they caught and imprisoned him. He mentioned the sharks and the rest I believe was too painful and private to relay to me. I must have been 8 at that time and I'm now 53. He's long since passed RIP.

      Tony GoodmanTony Goodman3 сарын өмнө
  • É história e nota dez.

    Kardec BarbosaKardec Barbosa9 өдрийн өмнө
  • I really enjoyed the video. Thank you very much and keep them rolling!

    Linux accLinux acc12 өдрийн өмнө
    • I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed it:)

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Motorized box kites

    dontall71dontall7113 өдрийн өмнө
  • How antiquated could the Russian airforce be 11years after h wright bros flew

    Edward MyersEdward Myers14 өдрийн өмнө
  • The Analdo could reach 6,000km.! Don't worry about it, my physics book didn't quite grasp the metric system on an intuitive level.

    jrt818 reexerjrt818 reexer16 өдрийн өмнө
    • There's a correction on screen

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick15 өдрийн өмнө
  • Brilliant

    Roy FinchRoy Finch17 өдрийн өмнө
  • There had not been massive naval clashes in WW I - only the battle of Jytland. After that battle, which ended undecided, the Imperial German Navy decided to stay home.

    Sir Madog1956Sir Madog195619 өдрийн өмнө
  • I really enjoyed this. This is rare. Well done.

    Kurt SchlarbKurt Schlarb20 өдрийн өмнө
  • I thought the first airline to airplane was in MEXICO by two Americans on different sides and the weapons of choice were colt hand held guns. Nobody got hit they each had primitive airplanes.

    Sern PollockSern Pollock21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Could reach up to 6000 km? That makes it a spaceplane

    Ph NijmanPh Nijman21 өдрийн өмнө
    • There is a correction on screen

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Really Kick Ass War Video, I Must Say.! Very Comprehensive, & Chalk Full Of Info I'd Not Have Known Except For Your Quite Informative Production.! So I Say In Your Old Saying . . . "Good Show Man".! If You Keep This Up, I'll Keep Watching Your Work.!

    Tab HowardTab Howard21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Sir Thomas Sopwith's aircraft went out of business after WWI but reformed with him as Hawker for WWII.

    Thomas De LelloThomas De Lello22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Billy Bishop was a shameless liar. His superiors accepted his unsubstantiated victory claims without verification. The real leading ace of the British Commonwealth was Mick Mannock.

    John TillmanJohn Tillman23 өдрийн өмнө
  • great video!

    Nose Bleed ProductionsNose Bleed Productions24 өдрийн өмнө
    • Thanks! Glad you liked it!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick24 өдрийн өмнө
  • 11 days e. Wboo

    Ray WhiteheadRay Whitehead26 өдрийн өмнө
  • The start of aronautic intelligence, now May 2021 it's imaging from Mars. In about one hundred years.time.

    Ray WhiteheadRay Whitehead26 өдрийн өмнө
  • very rare and exclusive material.... great film!!!!!!

    Hans Jürgen OchsenfahrtHans Jürgen Ochsenfahrt26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Excellent presentation of the aircraft, the engineering of the various types and the flying capabilities and strategies employed in the air during the Great War. My maternal grandfather served with the Scots Greys during the war and survived. My father served in the RAF during the Suez “crisis”. There are a lot of videos that cover WWII but there are far less covering WWI and most of these do not give much attention to the air war. Your production was interesting, informative and excellently produced.

    William Stuart MitchellWilliam Stuart Mitchell29 өдрийн өмнө
  • In 1913,during the Balkanic wars,the Romanian army used airplanes for reconaissance mission,against the Bulgarians.Also the Italians used planes during their campain in Lybia -1912

    PaulPaul29 өдрийн өмнө
  • I made the mistake of opening this video on waking up for a few minutes in the middle of the night. I couldn't go back to sleep until I had finished it. This video was that good. The archival footage was some of the best I have ever seen. I subscribed and wanted to thank you for the work that went into making this video.

    JDPJDPСарын өмнө
    • I'm very glad you enjoyed it this much. Thank you!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro CapstickСарын өмнө
  • simply put...every technical advancement is taken by the government and turned into a weapon where possible

    andrew nicholsonandrew nicholsonСарын өмнө
  • Thank you!

    Rob MillerRob MillerСарын өмнө
  • What about the Salmson 2A2?

    atlas108atlas108Сарын өмнө
  • Loved this! AM fairly sure I could here drifts of a Sabaton refrain, so had to check!

    Amanda O'DonnellAmanda O'DonnellСарын өмнө
  • Extremely informative and well done an education of interest.

    mark honerbaummark honerbaumСарын өмнө
  • Nowadays it is people throwing basketballs at who ever the target is... cyclists.

    Jaystarz2000 gamingJaystarz2000 gamingСарын өмнө
  • Extremely interesting and very good presentation thank you .

    mark honerbaummark honerbaumСарын өмнө
  • Grest vidio

    joe wilsonjoe wilsonСарын өмнө
  • 23:19 sabaton Red Baron starts playing *HELL YES*

    Synth ToasterSynth ToasterСарын өмнө
    • @Leandro Capstick oof at least were sabaton fans I’m gonna subscribe

      Synth ToasterSynth ToasterСарын өмнө
    • @Synth Toaster yep

      Leandro CapstickLeandro CapstickСарын өмнө
    • @Leandro Capstick REALLY?!

      Synth ToasterSynth ToasterСарын өмнө
    • Finally someone has noticed it! I've been waiting months for this comment!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro CapstickСарын өмнө
  • This is the Best Documentary about WW I aviation I have ever seen, and I may have seen them all. You have a great knowledge of the subject and excellent production. Perfect French as well ... Bravo -

    alex kalishalex kalishСарын өмнө
    • Thanks:)

      Leandro CapstickLeandro CapstickСарын өмнө
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this, and it was excellently presented. TOTALLY WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Benny AlonBenny AlonСарын өмнө
  • Great taste in music;)

    Joey DrewJoey DrewСарын өмнө
    • Thanks:)

      Leandro CapstickLeandro CapstickСарын өмнө
  • The Wright Brothers were not the first to fly nor did they invent it -- the German Karl Jatho was the first man to fly

    Klaus ZunglerKlaus ZunglerСарын өмнө
  • Really well done video. Cool channel!

    Hidden HistoryHidden HistoryСарын өмнө
    • Thank you!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro CapstickСарын өмнө
  • 7th smphony 2nd movement

    homer shomer sСарын өмнө
  • Really good, thank you! Only the music is too loud and... Too beautiful! I'd have preferred a quieter and more indifferent background! Fine work tho! 👍🏻

    Riccardo SilvaRiccardo SilvaСарын өмнө
    • I agree. The music although very nice, is a little too loud and distracting. Great video though👍🏾

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  • Very well researched and very well presented. I can vouch for the manoeuverability of short wings and slightly unstable aircraft having been an aerobatic flyer an extra certificate or endorsement on my PP.. One of the planes I flew was a New Zealand made aircraft by the name of Victor Airtouter. He was fast and highly manoeuverable for the reason that you explained the turning moment will end of the wings was far quicker than the other aerobatic aeroplane that I flew which was the s C150. The sleek body and bubble shaped or T shaped canopy and short wings also gave at great speed camera by a Lycoming engine.

    Richard AlexanderRichard AlexanderСарын өмнө
  • One amendment - the Dr1 was a copy of the Sopwith Triplane and therefor not a 'unique design'. Otherwise excellent video.

    Gordon McInnesGordon McInnesСарын өмнө
  • Why is "lieutenant" not pronounced, "LEFTenant" for all non American officers anymore? Everyone seems to be using the American "LEWTenant" pronunciation these days. When did this change?

    Gordon WallinGordon Wallin2 сарын өмнө
  • Great work ,thanks for that,but i thought Fokker was Dutch ? Am i wrong?

    Dimitri WolfsDimitri Wolfs2 сарын өмнө
    • @Leandro Capstick Antony Fokker was Dutch, not German. He actually offered his designing services to the British first, but they turned him down! His autobiography was called "The Flying Dutchman", but it was so full of factual errors, giving him all credit and covering up his many mistakes, that it is commonly known among historians as "The Lying Dutchman!"

      timhague1066timhague106617 өдрийн өмнө
    • Dutch in what sense? The brand or the designers?

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick2 сарын өмнө
  • I think that Ansaldo plane was mentioned in a copy of the DC comic 'Enemy Ace'. The protagonist feared its powerful engine.

    oldfartatplay1320oldfartatplay13202 сарын өмнө
  • Some 10% of German Derigables were Schutte-Lanze, with wooden frames. Two hundred machine gun holes did not deflate any, such that they would land. Balist would be released. Also they would shoot back, some with 12mm machine guns.

    Mark RowlandMark Rowland2 сарын өмнө
  • Great film!!!!

    Lars JönlidLars Jönlid2 сарын өмнө
  • Nice video but the music is drowning you out!

    GaryGary2 сарын өмнө
  • Low volume hard to hear.

    Bruce ChamberlinBruce Chamberlin2 сарын өмнө
  • A life expectancy of 11 days? Better than 20 minutes, I suppose...

    Jesper Juul KellerJesper Juul Keller2 сарын өмнө
  • Well done. If you are into WWI - and like making and watching Documentaries, have you seen Peter Jackson's 'They Shall Not Grow Old'? It was really impressive as a documentary using original not seen British War footage. Keep up the effort, very impressive and informative. Much better than some huckster throwing their intro or watermark on someone else's work. Thumbs up and Subbed

    Jay GJay G2 сарын өмнө
    • Yes I have seen it. It's probably the best historical documentary I've ever seen. It truly brought history to life like nothing else.

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick2 сарын өмнө
  • At first i was suprised that you would talk about all aircraft in ww1, but like half a video you only started mention German french and bri ish planes You know, if you could talk about austrian , italian, russian and otoman aircraft that would be verry brave and original since ive never saw anyone made such a video.

    LIghting GAme OZOLIghting GAme OZO2 сарын өмнө
  • Excellent stuff

    Clarence HopkinsClarence Hopkins2 сарын өмнө
  • Videos are great your narration needs factual improvements

    SophiaSophia2 сарын өмнө
  • Gunner equipped aircraft. The advantage was the pilot ticket basin maneuvers well the rear seat dinner could be a team office of fire power shooting at many different angles that were hardly possible with aircraft that fire through the prop. Even single seat fighters equipped with a Louis gun would use the gun for angle shooting or running it up and down it's melting rail. This practice and philosophy was prevalent with the RAF until after the battle of Britain.

    SophiaSophia2 сарын өмнө
  • Your statements at 10:40 about the rear seat gunner being primary defensive are really not accurate. The first effective fighters were the rear seat go to aircraft

    SophiaSophia2 сарын өмнө
  • Grandpa Jocks stores were told to me by my father John Pat, himself in the RAF 1938 to 1945.

    SophiaSophia2 сарын өмнө
  • Family lost one cousin in an observation balloon in Flanders, grandfather Jock hands stories of there youth and time in the trenches 1915 to 1916 when Jock was severely wounded, he went on to finish the war as a pilot in the RFC/RAF.

    SophiaSophia2 сарын өмнө
  • Congratulations. A truely well prepared and researched video. I note the variety of source material of aerial footage covering both combatants. I learned quite a bit from this presentation and I especially liked the way you developed the story along with the development of the aircraft. If you can follow this effort with similar material I will be forced to subscribe out of sheer respect.

    Roland FeliceRoland Felice3 сарын өмнө
  • Stunning review. now that i have watched it,, i would like to watch the 3 minute summary the camel , the spat,, the going from throwing a hook? running into another plane,, i mean that is pretty Darwinian. Really though, beyond this being great, when when cuts down a paper it can be come better. And it probably is right giving a speech , you can only really make one point , okay 3,, but it would be great to get your choices, of what meant what. So the development From the first planes at the beginning, to things like the Camel and the spat, and it seems the Camel deserves an explanation and your description of how to recognize it. How many different planes and other things did you mention? So for those of us who are not your graduate Student but are fascinated with your grasp of the whole thing,, so again , i would request your , much shorter clip . Where is the Test? i think it would be fun to answer your 7 question test , and ofcourse get to learn from your Answers. The jump for Airplanes in WWI, so what comes out , like jets come out of WWII. the airmail , after the war? Monoplanes did they have those by the end? what?

    razorggrazorgg3 сарын өмнө
  • During WW1 aicraft design progressed more by evolution than revolution . They were still wooden frames with bracing wires covered with canvas and mostly biplanes . Engine design progressed far faster . By 1918 the largest earoengines were vee twelves with four valves per cylinder and twin overhead cam shafts on each cylinder bank . The most powerful producing over 500hp yet weighing about half a ton (1100lb )

    Ian HollandsIan Hollands3 сарын өмнө
  • Glad I found your channel. Subbed.

    SkyGrunt_0311SkyGrunt_03113 сарын өмнө
  • No mention of another innovation of WW I, and that was the first raid from an aircraft carrier. Insignificant in WW I, it was to lead to the demise of the battleship.

    Steve JonesSteve Jones3 сарын өмнө
  • The Wright Flyer (1), flew three times in December of 1903. This war was fought 14 years later. From heavier than air flight, to heavier than air fight in 14 years! That is progress...

    24- Card24- Card3 сарын өмнө
    • @ron mailloux indeed I am. We always get in late and assist in “saving the day”, while we take full credit for all of it... My sincere apologies.

      24- Card24- Card3 сарын өмнө
    • you must be from the usa the great war started in 1914 11 years after 1903

      ron maillouxron mailloux3 сарын өмнө
  • Finally a channel with impeccable German & French pronunciation! Your English, not so good... (Kidding. Though occasionally I thought a 'th' tended towards an 'f'. Could be my ears, though, I am fairly ancient and going a bit death)... Now this is a subject that I've been informally researching for years, and I approached this offering hunting for errors. The only possibility I found was when rotary engines were mentioned for the 1st time when you were introducing the Camel. An inference could be made that this was a new type of engine specific to this aeroplane. Obviously not the case. It used a variety of powerful heavy types that generated an enormous gyroscopic effect. Combine that with the engine, tank & pilot being confined to a short length of fuselage and you have a monstrously manouverable beast. That's my best shot. All in all an excellent effort, young man, and I have no qualms about awarding you an A*.

    Bill DykeBill Dyke3 сарын өмнө
  • Great docu! Thanks for sharing. Greets from the Netherlands, T.

    T. 'Wild' WeaselT. 'Wild' Weasel3 сарын өмнө
    • Glad you enjoyed it!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • That was a very well balanced and thorough introduction to the subject. Well done!

    Philip WagnerPhilip Wagner3 сарын өмнө
    • Thanks a lot!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Very nice production. Nice honest description of the Fokker Dr1, iconic as it is, it’s main attributes were a very fast climb rate and insane maneuverability. As for construction, Fokker had a history of poor wing construction through the D VII; at one point, officials wanted Fokker jailed!

    Johann Eduard SchnorrJohann Eduard Schnorr3 сарын өмнө
  • They were called the flying circus not because of colorful aircraft it was they moved as the battlefront moved and they used tents and the Red Barons triplane was not all red it some of the streaky green color

    James CunninghamJames Cunningham3 сарын өмнө
    • That too. I forgot to mention that.

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Good documentary!...First time a find a narrator who pronounce German correctly!!

    Richard van EgneemRichard van Egneem3 сарын өмнө
    • Square head alert!

      brent fellersbrent fellersСарын өмнө
  • What was the Battle of Britain footage from WWII doing in a video about WWI?

    Michael McKinnonMichael McKinnon3 сарын өмнө
    • I placed it at the end of the video to exemplify how much of an essential component Planes were to all armies after WWI.

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Interwar period was the end of military Zeppelins, after the crash of the Hindenburg in 1937 more specifically.

    Michael McKinnonMichael McKinnon3 сарын өмнө
  • In fact the Sopwith triplane first flew in May 1916 and was fully operational with No 1 Sqn RNAS by December the same year. Called the “tripehound” it was a successful combat aircraft, though difficult to maintain. B Flt 10 Naval Sqn claimed 87 victories in 3 months and the CO (R Collishaw) scored 34 of his 60 victories in the “tripehound” - B Flt (Black Flight) was an all Canadian unit and painted their cowlings and fins black. It was replaced by the Sopwith Camel, a more robust and better armed aircraft. The Imperial German Air Force studied captured examples of the Sopwith triplane and produced numerous prototypes (34!) of which the most successful was the Fokker Dr.1.

    sean brennansean brennan3 сарын өмнө
  • Excellent Video! I'm now subscribed!

    Norman YoungbloodNorman Youngblood3 сарын өмнө
    • Thanks!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Apologies - Sopwith.

    sean brennansean brennan3 сарын өмнө
  • Also, the Fokker triplanes were not unique; Spowith produced a triplane which saw active service with the RNAS.

    sean brennansean brennan3 сарын өмнө
    • @Michael McKinnon In fact he Sopwith triplane first flew in May 1916 and was fully operational with No 1 Sqn RNAS by December the same year. Called the “tripehound” it was a successful combat aircraft, though difficult to maintain. B Flt 10 Naval Sqn claimed 87 victories in 3 months and the CO (R Collishaw) scored 34 of his 60 victories in the “tripehound” - B Flt (Black Flight) was an all Canadian unit and painted their cowlings and fins black. It was replaced by the Sopwith Camel, a more robust and better armed aircraft. The Imperial German Air Force studied captured examples of the Sopwith triplane and produced numerous prototypes (34!) of which the most successful was the Fokker Dr.1.

      Finbarre BrennanFinbarre Brennan3 сарын өмнө
    • @Michael McKinnon More research needed - the Sopwith triplane was in service before the Fokker and the Germans copied the design. See my notes below. There was a lot of copying during the First World War - the British copied the German use of poison gas and the Germans copied the British tanks.

      sean brennansean brennan3 сарын өмнө
    • Sopwith copied the Fokker F. I and Pfaltz Dr1 actually

      Michael McKinnonMichael McKinnon3 сарын өмнө
  • Seems to major on the German air effort; no mention of Allied tactical innovations (e.g. by figures like Trenchard, Lanoe Hawker, Albert Ball, Mick Mannock) mentions the “Royal Air Corps” and seems a little confused about the formation of the Royal Air Force (an amalgamation of the RNAS and the RFC) which was a response to the public outcry over seemingly unstoppable zeppelin raids over UK (Smutts memorandum). It feels like this was written by an expert on the Imperial German Flying Corps, with a few extras thrown in an attempt to give it some balance. Pity.

    sean brennansean brennan3 сарын өмнө
  • Hasn‘t mentioned Hermann Göring (the one to the left) at 26:54

    AGNAGN3 сарын өмнө
    • His role in WWI was also negligible compared to WWII

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • When men were men....

    Tony KingTony King3 сарын өмнө
    • Literally all of human existence?

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • No wonder why I was able to shoot down a zeppelin with a pistol in bf1

    Mobiues 3Mobiues 33 сарын өмнө
    • I drank a bunch of beer and got into a pissin' contest with a zeppelin once. But I couldn't reach them and the seppelineers hit the ground every time! :p

      Ye Pirate's WorkshopYe Pirate's Workshop3 сарын өмнө
  • This is a very good piece of work. A well organized analysis, very coherent with lots of information.

    yerbigbeanyerbigbean3 сарын өмнө
  • I too, look forward to seeing your future work on other various subjects. I would enjoy anything after the affects of the Establishment of Poland through WWII. Not much to ask.

    Robert MorrisRobert Morris3 сарын өмнө
  • Oops without sacrificing the facts! SORRY!

    StephenStephen3 сарын өмнө
  • Yes, I hope you keep up the good story telling! With having to sacrifice the facts. Bad picture usage that other makers seem to do when rushing or just don't really know the topic. Keep up the good work

    StephenStephen3 сарын өмнө
  • A few points. The high speed of the Ansaldo SVA V was partially helped by having a thin wing section which would partially flatten at high speed. I'm not sure if that was intentional however. Interrupter gear wasn't tried on the French aircraft in the early days because the Hotchkiss machine gun ammunition had a tendency to hang fire. The problems with the DR1's integrity was largely due to poor quality control allowing shoddy manufacturing.

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  • A young Goering (on the left) 26:54

    Peter ClarkPeter Clark3 сарын өмнө
    • Indeed!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Both R and Voss both flew the DR 1 with great success.

    Mark SummersMark Summers3 сарын өмнө
    • @Butch'O'Hare Chicago Yes, I know the biography of Werner Voss. His mother was almost certainly not Jewish. His father may or not have had "Jewish" blood, there is no solid evidence one way or the other, other than innuendo. His father almost certainly was not a tailor, but rather a commercial fabric dyer. Krefeld DID have a somewhat large Jewish population at the time and there was another Jewish family in Krefeld with the surname "Voss", but they were not related. I really don't care if he was Jewish or not. However, it seems like you do.

      John TischlerJohn Tischler2 сарын өмнө
    • +@John Tischler Voss was Jewish. Had 11 brothers and sisters. Son of a Jewish tailor from Krefeld, Germany. Rumor at the time was that the Red Baron was dating one of Werner,s sisters. In an out of print book Eagles of the Black Cross there is a shot of Manfred at the Voss home with a shot of the entire family. Manfred is in the 3rd row with his arm around 1 of the girls. Werner had 2 brothers in the Luftstreitkraft. Otto and Max. One was an engine mechanic. One was an observer. Karl Schafer was half Jewish. 30 kills. Another good friend of the Red Baron. Oh! Willy Frankl 17 kills. The Austro-Hungarian air force also had some Jewish fighter pilots and observation plane pilots. Almost 14.000 Germans Jews died for Der Kaiser in WW-1.

      Butch'O'Hare ChicagoButch'O'Hare Chicago2 сарын өмнө
    • @Butch'O'Hare Chicago Voss was Lutheran. Willi Rosenstein was Jewish though, and he and Goering did not get along.

      John TischlerJohn Tischler2 сарын өмнө
    • @Butch'O'Hare Chicago Goring has a special place in Hell Im sure.

      Mark SummersMark Summers2 сарын өмнө
    • Werner Voss was a German Jew and very highly decorated. 19yrs old. 48 kills. Goering shot down a measly 22 and thought like an Austrian immigrant that Jews had betrayed the fatherland. Jack Asses!

      Butch'O'Hare ChicagoButch'O'Hare Chicago2 сарын өмнө
  • This is my first video from you. I am amazed and impressed. You earned a subscription.

    The SettlemonsterThe Settlemonster3 сарын өмнө
    • Thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed the video!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Many WW1 aircraft used rotary engines not just the Sopwith Camel

    leechgullyleechgully3 сарын өмнө
    • @Leandro Capstick nobody's perfect . I enjoyed the IL2 video

      leechgullyleechgully3 сарын өмнө
    • Sorry, that's an error on my behalf.

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Just found your channel Sir and subscribed immediately! Excellent job!

    MIKEMIKE3 сарын өмнө
    • Thanks, Glad to hear you enjoyed the video!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Good job, apart from pronouncing anti-aircraft, as ant eye aircraft. You ARE English are you not? ( and "breech" block). Interesting doco. My grandfather, Thomas Reid, was the first WO1 of the RFC.

    dunrudendunruden3 сарын өмнө
    • @Michael McKinnon Since when does being English mean you need to know to which Military Branch the RFC belonged to? Yes obviously I made a mistake in the script.

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
    • @Leandro Capstick you're English and you don't know that the RFC was part of the British Army not the Royal Navy, I suppose the Argus threw you off though because RFC,later RAF had experience taking off from and landing on runways.

      Michael McKinnonMichael McKinnon3 сарын өмнө
    • Indeed I am English but I've been living abroad for the past 15 years or so, so I start taking on American pronunciations unknowingly sometimes. Glad you enjoyed it!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Leandro, a well done history of an aspect of military aviation that interests me, but the soud track is too quiet to understand - and so unlistenable. I'm sure you worked hard o your script, so is their any way that you can boost it?

    Silly MoustacheSilly Moustache3 сарын өмнө
    • @Leandro Capstick Don't despair: I had no difficulty with the sound. Bonus points for not making the background music too obtrusive!

      Philip WagnerPhilip Wagner3 сарын өмнө
    • @Leandro Capstick OK, your other videos seem clearer.

      Silly MoustacheSilly Moustache3 сарын өмнө
    • I'm afraid I can't change the audio like this after uploading. Sorry.

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Please make more videos.

    William RobertsWilliam Roberts3 сарын өмнө
    • @Leandro Capstick thank you sir

      William RobertsWilliam Roberts3 сарын өмнө
    • I will at some point. Don't worry.

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • great vid, you obviously did a lot of research. enjoyed it.

    • Glad you enjoyed it!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • A lot of film I have never seen before. Better than what’s on television lately.

    Michael KostiukMichael Kostiuk3 сарын өмнө
    • Thanks! Most of the footage used is from British Pathé, Critical Past and the German State Archives. I also used a bit of simulator footage.

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • Brilliant film, really interesting and very informative

    Paul ConnorPaul Connor3 сарын өмнө
    • Thanks a lot! Glad to hear you liked it!

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • 32:48 General Hugh Trenchard who was appointed leader of the I.A.F. called the Handley Page 0/400 'The bloody Paralyser'! The Armistice was signed before the I.A.F. could begin bombing the German Industrial Heartland.

    Medusa's HubbyMedusa's Hubby3 сарын өмнө
  • Poor Heinrich Gontermann(Jasta 15 commander) fell foul of the DR1's initial structural problems. IF I recall correctly his death led Ernst Üdet to quit Jasta 15 for another squadron🤔

    Medusa's HubbyMedusa's Hubby3 сарын өмнө
  • 28:00; In fact the Bristol Fighter F2b(shown here as the F2a variant) was a superb 2 seater;very fast&deadly when eventually used as a fighter with a sting in it's tail. Just a shame William Leffe-Robinson VC didn't know it during 'Bloody April' when he led 5 other F2a's up against MvR and Jasta 11,losing 4/6 and he himself becoming a prisoner only to die of Spanish Influenza on return home on the last day of 1918.😔

    Medusa's HubbyMedusa's Hubby3 сарын өмнө
    • Due to the mistreatment he received while a pow at the order of the German camp commandant.He was physically weakened by starvation and long periods of solitary confinement and beating's by the guards,I'm not sure but I think the commandant was charged by the British at the end of the war.And all this because he shot down a Zep and was awarded the VC.

      Martin CainesMartin Caines3 сарын өмнө
  • Your German pronunciation is exquisite m8 and,despite me giving more than my tuppence here(sorry can't help it-WW1 and flight is a great passion and has been for most of my life)most of what you say on here is bang on imho.

    Medusa's HubbyMedusa's Hubby3 сарын өмнө
    • Thanks, speaking german definitely has its perks.

      Leandro CapstickLeandro Capstick3 сарын өмнө
  • 24:30; Sorry but I don't think the Halberstadt DII wasn't Germany's FIRST biplane fighter as the DI must have proceeded it,not to mention the Fokker DI&DII.

    Medusa's HubbyMedusa's Hubby3 сарын өмнө
  • Die Rot Kampflieger-The Red Battle flyer

    Medusa's HubbyMedusa's Hubby3 сарын өмнө
  • 23:42-Name those Fokkers!😋🤓 R2L; MvR,Hans Kirschstein,LvR,? Hans Weiss,Richard Wenzl?,?,Werner Steinhauser. 🤷‍♂️

    Medusa's HubbyMedusa's Hubby3 сарын өмнө