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RNAS fighter attempting an early ship take off..<br />
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Those not so magnificent men in their flying machines...<br />
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A newly discovered album of of photographs from the First War illustrates the difficulties and dangers of the earliest days of flight.<br />
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Thought to have been collected by an unknown officer at the RNAS school of flying at Cranwell during the war, the album catalogues the thrills and spills of a time before health and safety.<br />
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Multiple collisions, perilous carrier take off's, impacts with phone lines, random trees and even buildings are all featured - as well as a visit from the King and Queen.<br />
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C&T auctions are selling the unique album on Wednesday 30th March.