This print is from a portfolio series commissioned by the Bureau of Information, called `The Great War: Britain?s Efforts and Ideals?. Twelve artists made prints relating to the `Ideals? involved in going to war, and Nevinson was one of the nine artists commissioned to depict the `Efforts? associated with war. This is the sixth of Nevinson?s six prints, which show the process of building an aeroplane, from making parts, to assembly, and finally to flight. Nevinson took a particular interest in aerial warfare, devoting three prints to showing aircraft in flight. In this image, a British plane takes a breathtaking dive towards a German Taube aircraft, set against a dramatically-lit sky. The German plane is recognisable by its curved, bird-like profile ? `taube? is German for `dove.?