Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. A. Stanley Trickett


On April 1, 1918, in the midst of a long and bloody war the British government organized a new military service Three years earlier the war had become stalemated in the trenches of France and successive, mammoth, grinding battle had succeeded only in destroying the youth of a generation. Partly in reaction to this trench-bound war of mud and misery the British turned to a new weapon which fought in the clean and free environment of the sky.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the College of Graduate Studies University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1966 Paul Clinton Phillips

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