By Norman Franks,Russell Guest,Frank Bailey

Even these those that comprehend little of WWI’s air warfare may have heard of Bloody April. After greater than eighteen months of lethal stalemate at the Western entrance, by means of April 1917 the British and French have been back approximately to release one more land offensive, this time at the Arras entrance. this could be the 1st chance to release an incredible offensive because the iciness and will require huge, immense help from the Royal Flying Corps and French Air strength in, with a bit of luck, superior climate. notwithstanding, the air offensive was once to be countered fiercely through the recent German Jagstaffeln – Jastas – that have been the brainchild of Oswald Boelcke in 1916. by way of the spring of 1917, the 1st Jasta pilots, with new more suitable combatants – the nimble Albatros DIIIs – have been simply itching to become familiar with their rivals over the Western entrance. What used to be a close to bloodbath of British and French plane and crews, which made April the worst month for flying casualties the warfare had but visible. here's a daily, blow-by-blow account of those losses, profusely illustrated with unique images and expertly told.

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