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Balloon Gondola

Date: 1918
Description: The gondola crew of a World War I observation balloon that is about to ascend. Observation balloons were positioned near the front so that men in the gondo...
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Observation Balloon

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Description: A World War I observation balloon held Gulliver-like by its airship company. During World War I, balloons were positioned near the front so that observers...
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Sopwith Camels

Date: 1918
Description: Two Sopwith Camels, somewhere in France. This image is from the photo collection of Alvin Reis of Madison. He made many wartime photos into lantern slides...
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Alvin Reis

Date: 1918
Description: A portrait of Alvin C. Reis of Madison during his service in World War I. During the war, Reis commanded several observation balloon squadrons. Later, he b...
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Breguet 14

Date: 1918
Description: A view from below of a Breguet 14, a French observation plane that could also be used as a light bomber. When functioning as a bomber, the pilot was the bo...

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