History KS3 / KS4: Being a pilot in WW1
The role of aircraft changed during the course of the war, and Cecil Lewis’s experiences reflect these changes.
Gaining a baptism of fire as a reconnaissance pilot over the Somme battlefield in 1916, he was later posted to a fighter squadron, where he saw incredible feats of daring and courage in the loneliest form of warfare.
This is from the series: I Was There: The Great War Interviews
Teacher review prior to use in class is recommended.
This clip will demonstrate the changing role of aircraft during the war, and their contribution to the Allied victory.
This clip will be relevant for teaching History at KS3, KS4/GCSE, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland
Also at Third Level, Fourth Level, National 4 and National 5 in Scotland.
This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA GCSE and SQA.