The Habsburgs’ Wings 1914 vol 1

The Great War (World War I 1914-1918) has been in the public consciousness for many years in the shadows of the heavily traumatized World War II (1939-1945).

Fokker E.V/D.VIII

n the summer of 1919 journalist Jan Przybyła published a small booklet titled Z Orlich Bojów Lotników Lwowskich (Eagle Battles of the Lvov Airmen), which covered the first six months of fighting for the city of Lvov – or rather, the airmen’s part in it.


The memoirs of Janusz Meissner, the famous Polish pilot and writer, contain the following lines: “Some time ago the stench of castor oil began to drift through the air of the service hangar.

[3d by Marek Rys]

Fokker D.VII – the lethal weapon

So long as a strong man fully armed guards his own home, his goods are undisturbed; but when someone stronger than himself attacks and defeats him, the stronger man takes away all the weapons he relied on and shares out his spoil. /Luke 11, 21-22/.