From the Skies of Ft. Myer to the Skies of Europe – The Development of the Airplane and Its Impact on WWI - 07/12/2018

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History Talk: From the Skies of Ft. Myer to the Skies of Europe – The Development of the Airplane and Its Impact on WWI

 

Date/Time
07/12/2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Location
Marymount University, Rowley Hall, Rm. G127
G127

Cost: Free

Contact Details
703-892-4204

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The Wright Brothers’ test flights at Fort Myer in Arlington County were an important link in the development of US military aviation.  Steve Suddaby, past president of the World War One Historical Association, will discuss this and explain how the crises of the First World War caused the European powers to accelerate the development of the “aeroplane”. He will also describe the impacts of aviation on the war itself.

Steve Suddaby is a four-time winner of the Thornton D. Hooper Award for Excellence in Aviation History.  In the last 25 years, Steve has focused his research on the aerial bombing campaigns of WWI.  He and his father Allen have published the English translation of the history of French aerial bombing under the title French Strategic and Tactical Bombardment Forces of World War I.  Steve is a retired national security analyst.

 

This program is free and open to the public. It is part of a monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and Marymount University’s Department of History and Politics and in conjunction with the Arlington County World War I Commemoration Task Force. Email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org or call 703-892-4204.