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World War One

  • "You hit them. We must go home. No petrol"

    With these simple lines, dropped in a bottle from a biplane to gunners of the 87th Royal Field Artillery, No. 6 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps pioneered cooperation between the Army and airpower, and ushered in airpower as an element in the First World War.

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