Empire - When 1/4 of the world and gin was, mostly, pink..

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Empire - When 1/4 of the world and gin was, mostly, pink..

#1 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:19 pm

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#2 Post by Sisemen » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:19 pm

I think that my mother knew the root that they took along on the trip =))

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#3 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:36 pm

Sisemen wrote:
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I think that my mother knew the root that they took along on the trip =))

The Empire's Airway: British Civil Aviation from 1919 to 1939

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#4 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:33 am

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#5 Post by Capetonian » Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:05 pm

For anyone who is interested in Imperial Airways routes, I can thoroughly recommend this book and others by the same writer.

https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/al ... 0330433129

In Beyond The Blue Horizon Alexander Frater reveals and relives the romance and breathtaking excitement of the legendary Imperial Airways Eastbound Empire service – the world’s longest and most adventurous scheduled air route. Written with an infectious passion, this is an extraordinarily original and genre-defining piece of travel writing by one of our most highly respected travel correspondents.

‘Whether being mown down by stampeding Baghdad-bound passengers in Cairo airport, or battling with Indian Airline staff (and failing) to reconfirm six vital going-on flights from Delhi, or being lured unwittingly into a souvenir shop selling pornographic wood carvings in Lombok, or hitting tropical cyclones Ferdinand in a 748 en route from Sumba to Bali, Frater rises above it all with humour, style and a wonderfully sharp eye’ Evening Standard

Sadly, the author died just a few months ago.
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