Portrait of Capt. (Charles D.) Barnard, R. Little and the Duchess of Bedford (Mary Du Caurroy - Mary Russell), in front of the Fokker "Spider" (F.VIIA. G-EBTS), after the record flight from England to India.


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1929. Original photograph, silver print, 9,3 x 11,7 cm, with mounted letterpress on verso. A Mr Bernard, a famous pilot of the time, bought the aircraft and flew to Karachi with a Mr Elliot and the Duchess of Bedford. This trip took several months due to an emergency landing in the desert and an engine change. the Duchess of Bedford bought the aircraft in 1928 and renamed it "The Spider". The name was, according to Lettice Curtin in her book "Winged Odyssey", after the famous spider that inspired Robert the Bruce to "try, try and try again". The Duchess of Bedford, also known as the "Flying Duchess", was already in her later years at this stage and over 60. With the Spider and Mr Bernard as pilot she flew again to Karachi. In 1929 they set the then record of seven and a half days to India and back to England. KEYWORDS:Fokker/photo. Bookseller Inventory # 41574

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