In the Great War, when aviation was new and aeroplanes lightly
bulit and based on crude technology, it took a special kind of courage to be an airman.
Weather going after the dreaded Zeppelin airships or dogfighting with the German`s
feared jasta 11, New Zealand airmen - Pilots, - observers and mechanics - were up for the challenge.
New Zealand served on the Western Front, in the Middle East, over the North Sea, in East Africa and in the skies above London.
The attrition rate was punishing, the heroism astounding.
Adam Claasen tells the gripping and little - known story of their bravery and skill