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'To the Attack', c 1914-1918.

Rowbottom, H

'To the Attack', c 1914-1918.
2 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 13cm


Wash drawing by H Rowbottom showing a biplane in the air shortly after take-off, watched by ground crew. In the distance, other aeroplanes are already in the air, apparently bombing ships. World War I saw the first use of aircraft specifically designed for bombing targets on the ground or at sea.

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