Sunday, 3 January 2010

Remains of historic British monoplane discovered in Antarctica - Times Online

Remains of historic British monoplane discovered in Antarctica - Times Online

Well, here we are again after the Christmas and New Year holidays. Items of interest usually fizzle out over this period, plus of course I like to have a break now and again, you know! Three days in to 2010, though, and here we have an incredible story, an amazing example of good fortune. It is always fascinating to me to read about how explorers and men of determination looked upon the then-new technologies of aeroplanes and the like as a means to further challenges, not to mention how fast-advancing the machinery was in itself. Only eight years after its invention and someone decides to take an aeroplane to one of the most inhospitable places on the planet. Amazing and inspiring. The story of this particular aircraft's rediscovery is equally astounding and I am so glad that it has been found so that the story has again come to light and, what is more, reached a successful conclusion.

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