Thursday, November 10, 2016

WW1: Telegraphs From Balloons

 
 
The French ran telegraph wires up to observation balloons. Both sides employed planes, balloons and zeppelins to scout trench networks and artillery emplacements. For instant communication, one would need to run a wire from the observation balloon to the ground. Netflix has a good documentary on this available now, "The First World War From Above".  

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