aerial battle over Ypres, Belgium, 1914-1918.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Watercolour showing four First World War fighter aircraft engaged in a dogfight high above the battlefield of Ypres. Beneath the main llustration is a smaller ink sketch of the same view. The area around the Belgian town of Ypres was the scene of fierce fighting between the British and the Germans throughout much of the war.