Lot 625: WWI Imperial German Aircraft A fine section of an original German aircraft fabric, with large painted Iron Cross on a field green ground, Provenance: Purchased from a country house sale in Scotland,

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2015-11-04 16:25:23

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Lot 625: WWI Imperial German Aircraft. A fine section of an original German aircraft fabric, with large painted Iron Cross on a field green ground, inscribed in pencil on the lighter section 'Shot down, Arras April 1917, 2 Sqn RFC', 54cm x 58cm, displayed in a modern frame and glazed. Provenance: Purchased from a country house sale in Scotland. In April 1917 the Royal Flying Corps suffered their heaviest losses during the Battle of Arras otherwise known as "Bloody April", 245 British Aircraft lost to the 66 German Aircraft. (1) Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models Thursday, 12th November 2015 Estimate: £2000-3000
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