Before the First World War flying had just caught the imagination of the public, yet within a short space of just a few years, all of the major nations were developing aircraft. The very nature of war itself was rapidly undergoing a transformation, with new techniques in artillery, military tactics and the armament of aircraft. Consequently, this was the first war which involved a struggle for control of the air, which developed into another battlefield, alongside the battlefields of land and sea. In this compelling documentary, the fascinating advances in technology and innovations of the Fighting Aircraft of WW1 are captured, highlighting their strategic use and many of the brave military personnel deployed to fly them. FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ONE profiles the dramatic impact that the First World War had on fighting aircraft design and construction. The documentary explores the technological advances made during this time with archive footage and interviews.