100 Years of Aviation (Twentieth Century in Pictures) - Softcover
This title presents a pictorial history of the birth and development of manned flight. It contains around 300 photographs from PA Photos' huge archives, spanning the whole of the 20th Century. From the first powered, heavier-than-air flight by the Wright brothers in 1903 to wartime reconnaissance, ground attacks and aerial 'dogfights', the pictures in this book capture many pioneering moments of manned flight. From the rise and demise of the giant airships to Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, the introduction of the first jet aircraft, and the post war boom in private and commercial aviation, pictures reveal that while it became the norm for holidaymakers to jet around the world in airliners, the pioneering days of aviation are far from over: adventurers still launch themselves off hilltops on hang gliders or fly balloons around the world, while aircraft can now take pilots to the edge of space.
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PA Photos is the photographic agency of the PA Group, the UKs national press agency best known as The Press Association. Established in the 19th Century, the PA has been capturing and archiving news photography for 140 years. Many of these pictures have not been seen since the time that they were first taken: to modern eyes the archives of PA Photos yield a unique insight into Britains recent past.
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- PublisherAmmonite Press
- Publication date2010
- ISBN 10 1906672547
- ISBN 13 9781906672546
- Number of pages300