Royal Air Corps Flying Experiments

I think that history is always most interesting when seen through the eyes of those who were making it. This film – a personal project – is based on a report from an officer in the Royal Flying Corps who had been given the job researching the uses of aircraft in war. The report was mode in 1914, when this was still a very new idea and aeroplanes had hardly yet been used in war at all. Dropping bombs on targets, defending shipping from attack, firing at other aircraft and communicating with a ground station by radio were all still very much theoretical concepts. The foresight shown in the report about how important these things would soon become is striking, as is the idea that war with Germany was imminent and inevitable.
I thought this would be a perfect subject for a demo film for a whiteboard-type technique with a more illustrative style than most.