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Yesterday We Were in America: Alcock and Brown - First to Fly the Atlantic Non-Stop

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The author sets the background to the flight against the birth of manned powered flight and Britain in the aftermath of the First World War. He goes on to describe the record breaking flight in detail, drawing on Alcock and Brown’s written records and their flying log book, and concludes with a round-up of the fates of all the pioneers who are mentioned in the narrative, ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Haynes Publishing UK (first published 2009)
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Chris
Mar 15, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it
My father first took me to the Science Museum when I was a child. I can't pretend I understood or appreciated all the machinery and technology on show but I remember the wonderful, if small, collection of aircraft there. I never knew back then but the large, ancient looking, dirty-white aircraft in the centre of the display was once flown, for the first time ever, non-stop across the Atlantic ocean in the summer of 1919 by two British airmen. This book details that flight in a way that really ...more
iain meek
Jul 15, 2013 iain meek rated it really liked it
A well written book about the first non-stop Atlantic crossing by aeroplane.

Seems well researched.

Some interesting photographs of the strange machines being flown in those far off days. Centenary is due in only 6 years. How time flies!




thanks to City of London libraries for this.
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