World War 1 commemoration – dramatic depictions of life in the air

Given the centenary of the RAF, it’s appropriate to keep with the airborne theme. I’m grateful to Graeme Cheater for reminding me of the wonderful late 70’s series Wings, which portrayed the early days of aerial combat in a wonderfully understated and un-Hollywood way. That made me think of Aces High, which was a touch cheesy but well shot, and more than a little slashy (but then any film which shows young men in close proximity risks being slashy).

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