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Airmail: How it all Began

Airmail: How it all Began

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{detailed description}Airmail: How It All Began is a stirring historical account of the transport of messages through the air, from pigeons who served man and country from 3000 B.C. until the end of World War II through space age experiments with "missile mail." Originally published in 1968 as a 50-year anniversary tribute to the persistence and ingenuity of air mail pioneers, TAB/AERO is proud to bring back into print this fascinating tale as a means of reminding us of this forgotten - yet monumentally critical - segment of aviation history.
Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Carroll V. Glines astounds us with stories of hero pigeons like John Silver, who was wounded in the line of duty and continued to fulfill his duties with the U.S. Army despite the loss of a claw. You'll read of the many successes and failures of balloons and dirigibles as they paved the way for modern airmail transport. Most intriguing of all, perhaps, are Glines' discussions of airmail at the onset of modern air travel and how it propelled the commercial airlines into the forefront of the nation's growing transportation system.
You need not be an aviation buff to enjoy Airmail; it is a story that will delight anyone with a taste for history and adventure.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Carroll V. Glines
Published by Aero (Tab Books) U. S. A. 1990 of 1968 1st 165pp illustrated, index 15x23
{condition}soft cover, creased.
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