By Leonard E. Opdycke

French Aeroplanes ahead of the good battle is a catalog of the aeroplanes of the approximately seven hundred French developers who labored prior to the onset of worldwide battle I. each one of these aeroplanes flew a few didn't a few have been by no means even complete yet them all replicate the extreme energy and experience of optimism that powered the aeronautical global ahead of the way forward for the aeroplane started to turn into clearer in wartime. If the Wrights had no longer flown in 1903, one of many early French developers may in a short time have gained the laurels for the 1st flight. the various machines look in those pages most likely for the 1st time in print; others are infrequently visible. This assortment serves as one of those large Exposition Internationale de Locomotion Aérienne; readers are invited to go into the Grand Palais, as they may have in 1908 or 1909, to get pleasure from those tremendous airplane.

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