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The Men Who Gave Us Wings

Britain and the Aeroplane 1796–1914

Peter Reese

Given Britain's scientific pre-eminence at the beginning of the 20th century, one might have expected that the significant early breakthroughs in flight would have come from this country, rather than America or France. This book examines British experimentation in the 19th century, explains how the initiative was lost to the Wright Brothers and others, and describes how independent enthusiasts laid the foundations of an aeronautical industry before the First World War, despite little interest from the military establishment.

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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781848848481
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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