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Adventurous Empires: The Story of the Short Empire by Phillip E Sims

By Phillip E Sims

This is a narrative from a bygone age recalling the main winning flying-boat airliner ever outfitted. Designed to a specification for Imperial airlines, then Britain’s nationwide airline, it carried passengers and, extra importantly, mail in the course of the British Empire. The airliner provided sumptuous trip for the privileged few, each trip being an experience shared by means of passengers and crew.

Short Brothers outfitted forty two Empires at their manufacturing facility in Rochester through the past due Nineteen Thirties. Imperial airlines have been increasing their community to the furthermost outposts of the British Empire, while laying down the foundations of scheduled airline operation.

This is the story of the conclusion of a dream and the efforts of these who made it attainable. in the course of international conflict II, the army Sunderland model grew to become an icon.

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