The World of Flight. Civil aviation, the calendar, and the weather.
Used against zeppelins in the air-raids: rockets fitted to an aeroplane - experimental practice-firing

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Title

The World of Flight. Civil aviation, the calendar, and the weather.
Used against zeppelins in the air-raids: rockets fitted to an aeroplane - experimental practice-firing

Subject

Article on civil aviation, plus photograph of a bi-plane firing rockets taken from an R.A.F. exhibition 'War in the Air'.

Description

The article by C.G. Grey discusses the early days of civil aviation, including the role played by the weather. The photograph is essentially unrelated other than it shows an approximately contemporaneous aircraft, which had been fitted with missile launchers. The caption indicates that although the image shows test firing with the plane on the ground, this technique had been used during World War One to attack zeppelins as part of the defence of London and the East Coast.

Creator

C.G. Grey (text), anonymous photographer

Source

Illustrated London News, 17 May 1919: 712

Publisher

Lancaster University

Date

1919

Contributor

Relation

Teacher's resources on Zeppelin raids in World War One, from The National Archives: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/zeppelin-raids/

Coverage

Twentieth century, interwar period

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Reproduction of one page of a newspaper, featuring an article and a photograph

Comments

Files

1919 aero rockets flight May 17  p712001.jpg
1919 aero rockets flight PRINTABLE.jpg

Citation

C.G. Grey (text), anonymous photographer, “The World of Flight. Civil aviation, the calendar, and the weather.
Used against zeppelins in the air-raids: rockets fitted to an aeroplane - experimental practice-firing,” Local History Resources for Schools, accessed September 21, 2018, https://regionalheritage.omeka.net/items/show/35.