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Opportunities in Aviation

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Author: Gordon Lamont
Co-author: Arthur Sweetser
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,386 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.7
LoC Category: UG
Downloads: 565
Added to site: 2007.11.30
mnybks.net#: 19199
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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an unlimited field of speculation.


II

THE TRANSITION TO PEACE

Developments during the war, despite their startling sensational character, had, however, been so overshadowed by human suffering and desperation that but few minds were awake to the changes that were to influence man's future. Amid the disasters, battles, and unprecedented movements in the politics of nations, the achievements of flight could command but a passing notice. People looked and wondered, but were distracted from following their thoughts through to the logical conclusion by the roar of a seventy-mile gun, the collapse of a nation, or the shock of battle on a one-hundred-mile front.

Let us, however, weave together a few things that were done in those days of sensation, which may have a particular effect on the future of the science. Most conspicuous, perhaps, was the obliteration of distance and of all the customary limitations of travel. German airplanes in squadrons penetrated into snug little England w

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