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The early WW1 aircraft were incredibly flimsy.<br />
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An unseen album of photographs showing life and death on a German air base during WW1 has emerged for sale - illustrating the precarious existence of Great War airmen was the same for both sides.<br />
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Fascinating never before seen photos taken by a German pilot and photographer in the First World War have come to light.<br />
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The photo album was collated by Rudi Porta, of the Imperial German Flying Corps, who was based in Flanders for the duration of the conflict.<br />
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Interspersed with dramatic snaps of aircraft wreckage are candid images of German soldiers hunting pheasant and letting their hair down at formal dinners.<br />
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In addition, the photo album provides an intriguing glimpse into the sheer scale of the feared Zeppelin which terrorised Britain in in the early skirmishes of the war.