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Great War Stories

World War 1 Aces and Other Stories of the Great War

"At the aerodrome I was welcomed by my old friends with a heartiness known only to flying squadrons. A peculiar and lasting friendship is created between boys who fight in the air. No other fraternity on earth is like it."

- Captain Eddie V. Rickenbacker, American Ace of Aces in WWI, in Fighting the Flying Circus


"I would say that exaggeration is almost impossible where air combat is concerned."

- W. E. Johns, WWI pilot in the Royal Flying Corps who escaped a German prison camp in 1918, author of the Biggles adventure series, in Biggles: The Camels are Coming

The Great War Stories Gift Shop is the part of History on a Shirt's online gift shop dedicated to promoting WWI aviation, in particular the Vintage Aero Flying Museum and its unique, personal, Great War stories collected by three generations of the Parks Family. 

Our mission: to tell the stories of the daring pilots who explored the third dimension in the first half of the twentieth century.

Visit our collection of WWI and aviation products and read our "Knights Without Parachutes" blog specializing in stories following the centenary of WWI