THAT MAGNIFICENT AIR RACE

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THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES

 

- or how i flew to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes

 

John Burke, Pan Books Ltd., UK, 1965, Softcover, 190 pages.

 

THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN...

 

Richard Mays and Orvil Newton, one English, and one American, rivals in the air for the grand prize, and for a beautiful girl on the ground...Dubois Ponticelli, von Holstein, Parsons, Yamamoto, McDougal...and Sir Percy Ware-Armitage, for whom no cunning trick was too low.

 

...IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES

 

Monoplanes, biplanes, triplanes, planes with wings that flapped and fell off, planes with circular bodies and rhomboidal bodies that came apart even before leaving the ground, planes that flew backwards, planes driven by bicycle chains, and planes put together with string...

 

The year is 1910,

The Daily Post is sponsoring an international air race between London and Paris,

The prize is £10,000.

 

The Magnificent Air Race is the breakneck story of 20th Century-Fox's big canvas adventure comedy, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, filmed in Todd-AO and colour with an international cast.

 

 

Condition: Good, Books pages are yellowed with age and there is a previous owners name in ink on the inside front cover.


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