world war 1 dogfights

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    Celine Parkerposted 8 years ago

    world war 1 dogfights

    where did the term start

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    smnmcshannonposted 7 years ago

    Hi Celine

    The term Dogfight has been used for centuries to describe a skirmish/battle.  Although the term gained popularity in WW2, its origin was in the latter stages of WW1.

    The first written reference to the well known phrase comes from a publication titled "Fly Papers" by A.E. Illington in 1919.

    Illington wrote

    "The battle develops into a ‘dog-fight’, small groups of machines engaging each other in a fight to the death."

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