The Marvels of Flying



    The Marvels of Flying

    Air Travel before 1950

    Andrew Emmerson

    Capital Transport 2013

    Hardback 96pp Illustrated 188x222mm

    9781854143716   Product Code: 23323

    Illustrated with contemporary photographs, posters and advertisements, this book tells the story of civil aviation from 1919 and the world's first named air service - the 'Silver Wing' service between London and Paris (16 passengers and a lavatory) - to 1946 and the choice of Heath Row as the main London Airport, the Civil Aviation Act and the creation of nationally-owned airlines. It also covers some almost forgotten aspects of air travel, including flying boats and aircraft spotting.

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