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Five photographs at Parrsboro
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Fabric and Postcard from the Parrsboro Nova Scotia Handley Page
The postcard is dated 13 October 1919:
"This is the picture of the airplane when she fell."
Handley Page V/1500 airplane
(1) Alcock and Brown Take the Atlantic ...the ultimate prize was the still
unclaimed Daily Mail prize of £10,000 ($50,000) for the first nonstop crossing
of the Atlantic. One team had a clear head start: the Handley Page team
headed by Admiral Mark Kerr. The Handley Page V/1500 "Berlin Bomber"
was the largest aircraft built by the Allies during World War One, and was
equipped with four powerful Rolls-Royce engines...
(2) Alcock and Brown Take the Atlantic
...Through a series of fateful events beginning with the emergency landing of
the Handley-Page airplane Atlantic in 1919, Parrsboro became a sister
community to Greenport, New York. In October of that year, the repaired
Atlantic carried the first international air mail from Canada to the United States
on a flight from Parrsboro to Greenport...
Air Commodore H.G. Brackley