Eerste Wereldoorlog, luchtoorlog

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    Spaarnestad Photo, SFA001017873
    Eerste Wereldoorlog, België, luchtoorlog. Een Franse piloot maakt een noodlanding op eigen terrein na een mislukte aanval op Duitse Zeppelin-loodsen bij Brussel, 1915. Het vliegtuig, een tweedekker, is in de bomen terechtgekomen. Soldaten klimmen in de boom.

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    1. Eric Hunt. 76 months ago | reply

      Tagging is turned off. =(

    2. BigBean 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, this photo has been discussed in one of the threads in the Flickr Commons group, and we'd love to have this added to the group pool.

    3. Licinia Crassa 76 months ago | reply

      It never ceases to amaze me the wonderful ways airplanes find to crash ... it's rather a universal feature!

    4. patrick.judge42 75 months ago | reply

      Is that not called a tree-point landing?

    5. thegreatlandoni 75 months ago | reply

      "tree-point landing" ... that's funny. But seriously, thank you to whoever posted this photo and thanks for the english translation. I am addicted to WWI aeroplanes and build museum models of them.

      I've never seen a WWI plane with roundels (those things that look like targets) on the horizontal stabilizer instead of on the wings. What's up with that? A training plane? (If so, this guy flunked.)
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    6. SBA73 75 months ago | reply

      Impressive!!

    7. puffalump.knits 69 months ago | reply

      is it just me that sees a kooky bird face in this?

    8. maithree 69 months ago | reply

      thanks for sharing this great moment and also thanks to the guy who translated...

    9. cikguyang 67 months ago | reply

      Wou!!!! Amazing shot!!

    10. itsallgoodhere 65 months ago | reply

      Surprising little damage visible (to the plane).

    11. klbythebay 65 months ago | reply

      Hey he could run for president of the USA !

    12. Marez Lorena 59 months ago | reply

      apá!!! qué aterrizaje, jajaa!!!

    13. Snipes - 1 year and 7 months [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      How...did he lose against a Zeppelin?

    14. mangoslice89 26 months ago | reply

      how is that possible seeing as that aviation hadn't officially begun until the wright brothers accomplished it in the early 1930's????

    15. corrieb 26 months ago | reply

      Actually, according to Wikipedia, the Wright Brothers made their first flight in 1903, and Wilbur Wright actually died in 1912.
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_brothers

      This is not a peer reviewed article, but it explains Belgium's aerial involvement in WW1.
      www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/airplane%20a...

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