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Yesterday We Were in America

Alcock and Brown - First to Fly the Atlantic Non-Stop

Yesterday We Were in America( )
Author: Lynch, Brendan
ISBN:978-1-84425-681-5
Publication Date:Nov 2009
Publisher:Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C.
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.95
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On 14 June 1919 John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown took off from Newfoundland in their open-cockpit Vickers Vimy converted bomber to attempt a non-stop crossing of the Atlantic. Some 16 hours later they landed at Derrygimla in Connemara, Ireland, to become national heroes. Navigating blind for most of the way, they had flown almost 1,900 miles, the longest distance ever flown by man. In researching one of the most significant flights in history, Brendan Lynch has drawn on the written...
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