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Balloons And Airships – A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation

AUTHOR – Anthony Burton

PUBLISHER – Pen & Sword

FORMAT – Hardback

PAGES – 208


ISBN – 978 1 52671 949 2

1 in stock

Category: Product ID: 4304


This book tells the often dramatic and always fascinating story of flight in lighter than air machines. For centuries man had dreamed of flying, but all attempts failed, until in 1782 the Montgolfier brothers constructed the world’s first hot air balloon The following year saw the first ascent with aeronauts – not human beings but a sheep, a duck and a cockerel. But it was not long before men and women too took to the air and became ever more adventurous. The aeronauts became famous giving displays before crowds of thousands, often accompanied by special effects.

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