Re: WWI Aviation List

Allan Wright (
Fri, 4 Aug 1995 08:05:04 -0400 (EDT)

Pauls oppinions on the other WWI list:

> I am not sure of just what this other list that people are talking about but
> if is:
> then I am against having similar content duplicated on
> I did subscribe to that list for a while so see what it was about (based upon
> a recommendation someone had made) but soon got rid of it even though there
> were a number of aviation articles of interest.
> I enjoy reading the banter that goes on between you folks about your efforts,
> model building advice etc. and also the occasional article like the Jasta Raben
> affair. In fact a few more like that every now and then would also be nice.
> What I don't want to see on is a running commentary on
> what battles where fought, who got killed and so on. In my view, this list is
> about model building, not military history. Let those who want to analyse the
> deplorable events of the "Great War" look at other lists. My interest in in
> aeroplanes and they are simply aeroplanes, regardless of who flew them or on
> whose side they where operated. While I am interested in the personalities
> who flew them, that is not vital to my interest in constructing reasonable scale
> model aircraft.
> I hope I have not offended anyone with this outburst but I am
> well aware of the sacrifices made by ordinary men and women at that time,
> and also the utter stupidity of those people in control who sent many to
> needless deaths.


You've hit the nail right on the head. While in my personal reading I read
many general WWI history books, the charter of this list is to support WWI
MODELING. I also enjoy historical discussions as long as they relate in some
small way to modeling (or background info for someone's particular project),
but we should remain focused here. This list is 'Just Right' the way it is.
Oh, you mention aircraft in your mail. Although the main interest for most
subscribers (me included) is aircraft, we're not limited here to just that.
Figures, ground equipment and vehicles and ships are also welcome to be

Thanks for your input.

Allan Wright Jr. | Don't rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles
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