World War 1: Aviation Comes of Age - University of Birmingham



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Investigate how the early days of aviation gripped the imagination of the general public, galvanised industry and excited far-sighted members of the military, with this free online course from the University of Birmingham’s Centre for War Studies.

Aviation evolved rapidly during WW1, with modern and more effective aircraft soon replacing the very basic machines that took to the skies in 1914.

We’ll look at the innovations that turned the aeroplane into a machine of war and how British factories developed to supply the Western Front with aircraft and ammunition. We’ll examine how the aeroplane became commercially viable, with passenger and mail routes starting to appear, and how the government tried - and failed - to regulate the aviation industry.

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This course is part of a series designed in partnership with the BBC to commemorate the war.

  • World War 1: Paris 1919 - A New World Order? (University of Glasgow)

  • World War 1: Changing Faces of Heroism (University of Leeds)

  • World War 1: Trauma and Memory (The Open University)

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