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R101 Airship Historical Mourning Card 1930- Erroneous Date

£49.99

Product description

A 4 1/2 Inch X 3 Inch Commemorative/ Mourning Card produced by the East London Printing Co “In Sacred Memory of the Officers, Crew and Passengers of the British Airship R101” which crashed in France on Sunday Morning Oct 5th 1930 killing 48 of the 54 people on board.
The card erroneously states the date as Saturday, Oct 4th 1930 with a loss of 47 lives.
The Card is in fair condition with a little stain on the spine and a certain amount of corner / edge.
R101 was one of a pair of British Rigid Airships completed in 1929 as part of a British government programme to develop civil airships capable of service on long-distance routes within the British Empire. When built it was the world's largest flying craft at 731 ft (223 m) in length.
After some trial flights and subsequent modifications to increase lifting capacity, which included lengthening the airship by 46 ft (14 m),[4] it crashed on 5 October 1930 in France during its maiden overseas voyage, killing 48 of the 54 people on board. Among the passengers killed were Lord Thomson, the Air Minister who had initiated the programme, senior government officials, and almost all the dirigible's designers from the Royal Airship Works. The crash of R101 effectively ended British airship development, and was one of the worst airship accidents of the 1930s.

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Condition:
Used: good
Country:
United Kingdom
Maker:
East London Printing Co
Original/reproduction:
Original
Style/period:
1930's

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A 4 1/2 Inch X 3 Inch Commemorative/ Mourning Card produced by the East London Printing Co “In Sacred Memory of the Officers, Crew and Passengers of the British Airship R101” which crashed in France on Sunday Morning Oct 5th 1930 killing 48 of the 54 people on board.
The card erroneously states the date as Saturday, Oct 4th 1930 with a loss of 47 lives.
The Card is in fair condition with a little stain on the spine and a certain amount of corner / edge.
R101 was one of a pair of British Rigid Airships completed in 1929 as part of a British government programme to develop civil airships capable of service on long-distance routes within the British Empire. When built it was the world's largest flying craft at 731 ft (223 m) in length.
After some trial flights and subsequent modifications to increase lifting capacity, which included lengthening the airship by 46 ft (14 m),[4] it crashed on 5 October 1930 in France during its maiden overseas voyage, killing 48 of the 54 people on board. Among the passengers killed were Lord Thomson, the Air Minister who had initiated the programme, senior government officials, and almost all the dirigible's designers from the Royal Airship Works. The crash of R101 effectively ended British airship development, and was one of the worst airship accidents of the 1930s.

Condition:
Used: good
Country:
United Kingdom
Maker:
East London Printing Co
Original/reproduction:
Original
Style/period:
1930's

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