From Bi-Planes to Helicopters
From the air balloons of the Civil War to the Apache Army Choppers of Desert Storm, this episode traces the evolution of military air power over the last century and a half. Watch the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a branch of the Army in 1909.
Complete History of Air Combat
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- Ch 354Trench WarfareThe rules of trench warfare can be traced to Germany's Schlieffen Plan, a cynical ploy designed to avoid a war of attrition by a surprise attack centered on a traitorous and flagrant disregard for treaties which bound Germany to respect the neutrality of Luxembourg and Belgium. This unexpected grand maneuver was designed to produce a German sweep into Northern France.The Great War: 1914-1918In February the Germans began their assault on the forts at Verdun in a battle of attrition that would last until December. In the East the Russians launched an offensive to try and relief the pressure on the French. Although the Russians ultimately failed to make any gains it did draw German divisions away from the Western Front.