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Knights in the sky, Chivalry, Art and Reality in the Great War Tobias Capwell Monday 11 November 2019

Pilots became knights jousting in winged mechanical steeds. Both the British and the Kaiser depicted themselves as St George fighting a foul, demonic enemy. Angels from Pre Raphaelite art were made manifest over the fields of France as fantasy clashed with the desperate reality.