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Bloody April 1917

Posted April 7th, 2017 at 03:34 AM by Triceratops

The 9th April 1917, marked the beginning of the Battle of Arras, the BEF's Spring Offensive of 1917, launched to coincide with France's Nivelle Offensive.

To support the ground attack, the Royal Flying Corps deployed 365 aircraft, about two-thirds artillery spotters, photo-reconnaissance planes and tactical bombers, while the remainder were fighters, tasked with protecting them during their missions.
Here, however, was a problem, for the RFC aircraft were by and large outclassed...
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