SEASON 1

• Introduction – reference to the geopolitical situation at the end of 1915.

• Brief report on the Dardanelles and Gallipoli operations and the involvement of the air force. January 1916 – Lemnos: Ιnstallation of an aircraft carrier base (protecting the sea routes – part A ‘).

• January 1916 – Promotion of German air forces in the Bulgarian-occupied Xanthi. Creation of Xanthi airport and Zerevic seaplane base (Porto Lagos). Allied sovereignty in the NE Aegean is in danger.

• February 1916 – installation of an English seaplane base at Stavros, Thessaloniki. Reception from the local population. Recognition – mapping of eastern Macedonia by the two opponents.

• May 1916 – airport installation in Thassos. The involvement of foreign agents and the local population. The first operations (arson, bombing of military targets and cities, the first air battles) – Portraits of Lieutenants Dunning and Kinkead.

• Lemnos air support center. Technical Base (Romano – Koukonisi).

• Living in the Greek countryside. Malaria – the real enemy.

• Modern Greek tragedy – the unhindered advance of the Bulgarian army in the territories of eastern Macedonia (capture of D.S.) – political consequences – effects on the air war.

• September 1916 – Thessaloniki Stavros Airport (installation). Naval artillery fire in southern Strymon (Bulgarian fortified positions).

• October 1916 – An airlift: Romania’s entry into the war and its reinforcement with direct flights from Lemnos.

• Autumn / Winter 1916. Targeting the railway network and transport in eastern Macedonia. The successes of Thassos Aviators.

• October 1916 – Drama Airport (instalation). Providing support to the fighting Bulgarian troops. Portrait of a German Lieutenant Rudolf von Eschwege: the absolute ace of the Macedonian front.

• The accession of the Greek pilots of the Navy Air Force to the National Defense movement. Portraits (Moraitinis, Chalkias, Konstantinos, Panagiotou, Argyropoulos, Psychas, Meletopoulos).

• Lemnos – Aviation Training Center (Chortarolimni).

• Thassos – Zerevic – Drama. Greek and foreign aviation operations with special reference to the achievements of the Greeks (bombing of rival airports) – Portraits of foreign pilots (Fowler, Starbuck, Aird, Peberdy, etc.). Relations with the local population.

• A Zeppelin over Lemnos.

• Progress in the design and execution of combined operations (COMAO) – The bombing of the port of Kavala.

• Lieutenant Commander (I) Dimitrios Argyropoulos: the first dead.

• The (legendary) Greek Squadron Z (foundation). The training of young Greek aviators.

• July 1917 – Strategic bombing of Istanbul with base in Lemnos and Greek involvement – Loss of Chalkias and Lazaris. Medal of Greek aviators.

• August 1917 – The heavy bombardment of the airport of Thassos by the German aviators of Drama and Zerevic. Portrait of Lieutenant (I) Aristides Moraitinis – the Greek Commander.

• September / October 1917 – Based in Lemnos – Portrait of Lieutenants (I) John Alcock and Thomas Mellings. Alcock is a prisoner. Mission: “Kill the Kaiser”.

• Autumn / Winter 1917 – Strengthening of the Greek Squadron Z. A tragic accident in Thassos. November 23, 1917 – The death of Ace Eschwege.

• January 1918 – Based in Lemnos (and Imvros) The largest airborne operation to sink warships of the First World War – Another achievement of Moraitinis – The death of Lieutenant Commander (I) Spyridon Hambas.

• Protecting the sea routes – part B ‘. The seaplane base in Lychna of Lemnos. Aegean zones and anti-submarine patrols from Lychna, Stavros and Thassos.

• April 1, 1918 – Creation of RAF – the effects in the Aegean.

• Reinforcement of rival Drama and Stavros airports. Top of the controversy over Strymon.

• Towards a truce – triumph of allied weapons. Final development of the air force. The historic flight of Greek and English pilots from Lemnos to Istanbul Epilogue.

• The unexpected death of Moraitin – mourning in Greece.

SEASON 2 (IN PRODUCTION)

• Dardanelles – the secondary front and the Greek involvement.

• The main difficulty of the operation – HMS Ark Royal: a strange ship in the waters of the Aegean – Seaplanes: regular reconnaissance of fortresses – the first exchanges of fire.

• The technical weaknesses of the HMS Ark Royal seaplanes cause the failure of the campaign?

• The arrival of the planes – The “Pirates of Eastchurch” from the Western Front in the Aegean – Tenedos and Imbros: the first air bases – The French assistance (MF98T).

• Landing in Gallipoli with the involvement of the air force • Balloon ships: HMS Manica, HMS Hector, HMS Canning.

• Submarine warfare: an aircraft carrier in Imvros.

• HMS Ben-my-Chree: another seaplane transport in the Aegean – The first successful aerial torpedo attacks – Seaplanes and submarines in the Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea.

• Air Force reinforcement: the 2nd Wing of the Royal Navy Air Service in Imvros – A variety of aircraft with a variety of roles.

• Shifting operations to the west. Daring air operations at the limits of the range of the aircraft – The first air rescue operation in Feres of Evros – The heavy naval bombardment of Alexandroupolis with the help of the air force

• Campaign failure in Gallipoli – Supporting the evacuation of the peninsula from the air – Aerial confrontation: the threat of German-Turkish Fokker fighter jets – Losses. Portrait Lieutenant (I) Francis Donald Bremner, an English “Flying Mathematician”.

• May 1915: a secret mission to reinforce Serbian air forces through Thessaloniki.

• October 1915: Entente allies land in Thessaloniki – The Grand Parc d’Aviation in Kalamaria: supporting air operations.

• The first French Squadrons and the first airports around Thessaloniki – The first missions and skirmishes with the enemy – Order of the enemy air forces and the threat to Thessaloniki.

• Objective: Sofia – French raids on Bulgarian capital – Attempted interceptions by Bulgarian air force.

• Target: Thessaloniki – A Zeppelin over the city – The first victims and the attempts to stop the invader – March 27, 1916: Operation “Bombenfilm auf Saloniki” by the German Air Force – May 5, 1916: The downing of the Zeppelin.

• Kassandra, Halkidiki: Checking sea routes to and from Thessaloniki.

• The (rebirth) of the Serbian Air Force.

• New airports in the Greek prefectures of Kilkis – Pella and Florina – The first French and Franco-Serbian successes – Loot of war in the White Tower.

• The English Royal Flying Corps in Thessaloniki, Doirani and Strymon.

• Supporting the blockade of Attica and the operations of November 1916 in Piraeus and Athens from the air.

• Kastelorizo: The first and only loss of an aircraft carrier in World War I.

• Sedes – Air Training Center.

• The arrival of the Kampfgeschwader I strategic bombardment unit in Udovo, Skopje – Start of operations and strategic strikes by the German unit – Leading efforts to intercept the British air force.

• Ensuring the smooth flow of supplies with systematic control of sea routes in the Aegean and Ionian – seaplane bases in Skyros, Syros, Milos, Souda, Kefalonia, Corfu.

• The exit of Greece in the war and the attempt to organize the military air force by the French – Lieutenant (I) Alexandros Zannas – Establishment and operation of the Greek-French Squadrons.

• The French persecutors of the 531 Greek-French Squadron and the air confrontation with the German persecutors of Jasta 25 – Portraits of Dieudonne Costes and Gerhard Fieseler.

• Supporting the Battle of Doirani – Pursuing the Retreating Bulgarian Army.

• Epilogue.