[WWI] Trip to France
Neil.Crawford at volvo.com
Wed Feb 14 03:18:06 EST 2007
>Newsflash: Outside the USA Lindberg is now known only to died in the
>His was a marvelous acheivement , but it's a long time ago, and his
>never publicised (for example in Australia) as much as it was in his
>country. What's more, even we aviation fanatics are inclined to
>Alcock and Brown's crossing in 1919 over Lindberg's in 1927.
Only the other day, our minister for education was telling us that
knows that Lindberg was the first to fly the atlantic. He's probably
heard of either the US team commanded by Read in the Curtiss NC4's or
Or the couple of airships and the Portugese crew who flew the South
Fairey IIID's (OT!)
And he's probably only heard of Lindberg because of his Swedish
But this all neither here nor there.
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