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The Men Who Gave Us Wings: Britain and the Aeroplane 1796-1914 Peter Reese

The Men Who Gave Us Wings: Britain and the Aeroplane 1796-1914

Peter Reese

Published June 19th 2014
ISBN : 9781848848481
Hardcover
252 pages
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Why did the British, then the leading nation in science and technology, fall far behind in the race to develop the aeroplane before the First World War? Despite their initial advantage, they were overtaken by the Wright brothers in America, by theMoreWhy did the British, then the leading nation in science and technology, fall far behind in the race to develop the aeroplane before the First World War? Despite their initial advantage, they were overtaken by the Wright brothers in America, by the French and the Germans. Peter Reese, in this highly readable and highly illustrated account, delves into the fascinating early history of aviation as he describes what happened and why.