First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"War in the Air" web sites

6 online resources.
Aerodrome : aces and aircraft of world war I
The Aerodrome is a simple and colourful website which provides a database of information about: the flying aces of the First World War; the medals and decorations they received; and the aircraft they flew. The aces (those who shot down five or more enemy aircraft) are listed according to: nation; rank; aeroplane; and mission-type. A detailed biography, with combat statistics, is then provided. The aces featured on the site include: Albert Ball; Billy Bishop; Charles Nungesser; Raymond Collishaw; Eddie Rickenbacker; Francesco Baracca; Georges Guynemer; James McCudden; and, of course, 'T…
Airminded : airpower and British society, 1908-1941
'Airminded: airpower and British society, 1908-1941' is an active scholarly weblog that examines the representation of airpower in Britain. The weblog is written by Brett Holman, a PhD researcher at the School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne. Weblog postings are referenced, using footnotes, and many postings are very well illustrated with old posters and adverts that employ the theme. The website is searchable by keyword. Also available is a "partial and preliminary" bibliography, and the author provides a useful online timeline/gazetteer titled 'Scareships: the British…
First world war.com
First World War.com is an online multimedia history of the First World War, edited by enthusiast Michael Duffy. The material on the site is not peer-reviewed, and as such the Editor advises against using it for teaching purposes, however, the site is well-designed and attractive and would be of interest to students of the Great War. Work on the content of the site is ongoing, and already included are features and information on: battles; weaponry/gas; poets and prose; life in the trenches; the Christmas Truce; propaganda posters; and commanders. The site also provides footage (archive…
Fleet Air Arm Museum
The Fleet Air Arm Museum is dedicated to the military aviation history of the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. The Museum started in 1964, and now has more than 40 aircraft on display. The site includes maps of the museum and details of the permanent exhibits, such as World War I, The Falklands Remembered, Women's Royal Naval Service, and Between the Wars. There is also information on the Fleet Air Arm Museum centre for Naval Aviation Records & Research. This holds a wide range of documents from official and private sources, related to the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm.…
RCAF.com : The history and heritage of Canada's Air Force
RCAF.com originates from the hobby of an aviation fanatic in Canada. The site aims to tell the story of Canada's Air Force from its beginning through to its creation as a permanent component of Canada's defence forces. This site is not endorsed or affiliated with the Canadian Armed Forces but it is a comprehensive source of information on the Canadian Air Force built with obvious passion and dedication. The site includes a history of the Canadian Air Force from 1914-1997 including its many forms as: The Canadian Aviation Corps; The Canadian Air Force; The Canadian Air Board; …
The War in the Air
A section from the First World War.com website which 'examines the role of the aircraft and associated technologies during the First World War, viewed from all sides. In addition to an exploration of aircraft innovations - such as deflector and interrupter gear - the planes themselves are summarised, from fighter aircraft to bombers to Zeppelins to naval aircraft; and biographies are available for a great many of the war's air aces and commanders.'