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Deaths of James McCudden and Mick Mannock

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Deaths of James McCudden and Mick Mannock

In July, England lost two of its greatest aces, both working-class socialist Irishmen, James McCudden, and his student and friend Edward "Mick" Mannock.

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Overview of WWI Aviation on the 99th Anniversary of Armistice Day

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Overview of WWI Aviation on the 99th Anniversary of Armistice Day

November 11th, 1917 - the soon-to-be famous, the soon-to-be dead, and the soon-to-be adrift in a world not at war, one year from now.

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100th Anniversary of US Entry into World War 1

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100th Anniversary of US Entry into World War 1

Did US Entry Help the Air War? Did the Air War Help US Entry? On April 6, 1917, the US entered the war. What effect did the air war have on US entry, and what effect did US entry have on the air war? We talked to Andy Parks about these questions, who pointed to the experience of his own extended family. Many whose views had started out isolationist were pushed toward patriotism and the war effort as German submarine warfare and the Zimmerman telegram made Germany feel like a real threat, even from across the Atlantic. Andy's grandfather Charles Parks...

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Irish Ace of World War 1: Mick Mannock

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Irish Ace of World War 1: Mick Mannock

Britain's Leading Ace The Turks made a statistically good decision, which turned out not to work so well for their side in World War 1. The middle of March seems like a good time to mention Edward "Mick" Mannock, one of the highest-scoring British aces, but whose greatest contribution to the war effort may have been the pilots he trained rather than the ones he shot down. Mannock was only half Irish - his mother's half. Maybe his father's disappearance had something to do with his supporting the British Empire but also the Irish Home Rule Movement. Before the war...

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