Hi–These are some additional images to go with the blog post to follow (Blanchard and Jeffries’ balloon flight across the English Channel). Blogger tends to start to refuse uploads of pictures once my post gains a certain size, it seems, so I couldn’t include these.
It’s interesting to note that two of the three pictures show the craft with some of the articles that were thrown overboard. They did not make it to Calais with the “wings” attached.
The take-off from Dover. Picture two shows them divesting themselves of excess weight.
Arrival in France….
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