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Airships R-100 and R-101

 
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1er trimestre 2018
ISBN 978-2-981-695-65-9
196 pages
Reliure allemande
 

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Only a few events in the history of the Province of Qubec have produced such a reverberating echo as the coming, in 1930, of the R-100 airship. Not only was the media coverage exceptionnal as popular singer Mary Travers (la bolduc) put it, in one of her songes: «tout l'monde parle du R-100» or «Everyone's talking about the R-100». From the regional perspective, the flight of the Montreal South Shore. From the provincial perspective, it was no less important than expo 67 . In terms of technological challenge, however, the interest was worldwide. 
 
The catastrophe of the R-101 crash in France had as huge a media fallout in this country as in England. 
 
Although relatively short, the life spans of the R-100 and R-101 refelcted an entire decade of innovation int he history of aviation. 
 
As a majestic spectacle, a technological breakthrough and a media event, the history of the R-100, that beautiful silver aerial ship, the Titanic of the sky, is all of that and much more... This book relates the success of the first airship, the R-100, and the failure of the second, the R-101. 
 
 


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