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The Resource Flight to fame : victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia, Sir Ross Smith ; edited and introduced by Peter Monteath ; foreword by Sir Angus Houston

Flight to fame : victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia, Sir Ross Smith ; edited and introduced by Peter Monteath ; foreword by Sir Angus Houston

Label
Flight to fame : victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia
Title
Flight to fame
Title remainder
victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia
Statement of responsibility
Sir Ross Smith ; edited and introduced by Peter Monteath ; foreword by Sir Angus Houston
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Flight to Fame, a classic adventure story, tells the hair-raising tale of the world-first flight from England to Australia, in the words of the pilot, Sir Ross Smith. In March 1919, Australia's prime minister announced a prize of £10,000 for the first successful flight from Great Britain to Australia in under 30 days. Late that same year, the victorious pilots, Ross and Keith Smith, landed in Darwin to international acclaim. The New York Times gushed: 'Captain Ross Smith has done a wonderful thing for the prestige of the British Empire. He must be hailed as the foremost living aviator.' Their achievement was the forerunner to the age of international air travel. During the race, Ross and his brother Keith (his co-pilot and navigator) wrote in their diaries daily, recording the journey of their four-man crew in their Vickers Vimy G-EAOU twin-engine plane, its open cockpit exposing them to snow, sleet, hail and unbearable heat. Originally published as 14,000 Miles Through the Air (1922), Ross Smith's book recounts their danger-ridden, record-breaking journey - a mere 16 years after the Wright brothers first defied gravity for just a few seconds. This richly illustrated edition, published to coincide with the flight's centenary, is introduced and edited by historian Peter Monteath
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1892-1922
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Smith, Ross Macpherson
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1892-1922
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  • Monteath, Peter
  • Houston, Angus
  • Smith, Ross Macpherson
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  • Smith, Ross Macpherson
  • Airplane racing
  • Airplane racing
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
Target audience
adult
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Label
Flight to fame : victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia, Sir Ross Smith ; edited and introduced by Peter Monteath ; foreword by Sir Angus Houston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as 14,000 miles through the air, 1922
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • Lyons to Rome
  • Chapter IV:
  • Rome to Cairo
  • Chapter V:
  • Cairo to Bagdad
  • Chapter VI:
  • Over Mesopot to Karachi
  • Chapter VII:
  • Karachi to Rangoon
  • Chapter VIII:
  • Foreword
  • In the clouds above Burma
  • Chapter IX:
  • Siam to Singapore
  • Chapter X:
  • Singapore to Surabaya
  • Chapter XI:
  • Into Australia
  • Introduction
  • Preface
  • Chapter I:
  • Preparations
  • Chapter II:
  • Through cloud ocean to Lyons
  • Chapter III:
Control code
p2251361011
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 163 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743056400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Flight to fame : victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia, Sir Ross Smith ; edited and introduced by Peter Monteath ; foreword by Sir Angus Houston
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as 14,000 miles through the air, 1922
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • Lyons to Rome
  • Chapter IV:
  • Rome to Cairo
  • Chapter V:
  • Cairo to Bagdad
  • Chapter VI:
  • Over Mesopot to Karachi
  • Chapter VII:
  • Karachi to Rangoon
  • Chapter VIII:
  • Foreword
  • In the clouds above Burma
  • Chapter IX:
  • Siam to Singapore
  • Chapter X:
  • Singapore to Surabaya
  • Chapter XI:
  • Into Australia
  • Introduction
  • Preface
  • Chapter I:
  • Preparations
  • Chapter II:
  • Through cloud ocean to Lyons
  • Chapter III:
Control code
p2251361011
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 163 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743056400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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