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France’s ‘Ville de Paris’ – Wills’s Aviation #14

History Behind The Card: France’s ‘Ville de Paris’ Card #14 of 50, W.D. & H.O. Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe, 1846 – 1919, Paris, France This entry, is not going to be about dirigibles… we’re … Continue reading

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First British War Balloon, ‘Nulli Secundus’, 1905 – Wills’s Aviation #9

History Behind The Card: First British War Balloon, ‘Nulli Secundus’, 1905 Card #9 of 50, W.D. & H.O. Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Samuel Cody nee Samuel Franklin Cowdery, March 6, 1867 in Davenport, Iowa, United States of America – … Continue reading

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Introduction

Welcome to Pioneers Of Aviation, a blog in which I hope to present to you as factual as possible a history of flight: both lighter-than-air and heavier-than air. This blog will examine history’s first attempts at flight, the mythologies of … Continue reading

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