Flight to the Future

The glamorous success of Alcock and Brown’s first non-stop transatlantic flight in the wake of the Great War made the world smaller but no less nationalistic, argues Maurice Walsh.

Alcock and Brown landing in Ireland, 1919.In July 1979, History Today marked the 60th anniversary of two events in aviation history, one still celebrated, the other a technological museum piece. In separate articles entitled 'Crossing the Atlantic in 1919' D.L.B. Hartley and B.J.

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