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Roll's taking off minutes before his fatal crash in Christchurch, Dorset in 1910.<br />
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Photographs showing the founder of Rolls Royce moments before he became the first person in Britain to be killed in an air crash have been unearthed.<br />
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The remarkable black and white snaps depict a nervous-looking Charles Rolls sat amongst the inner workings of a primitive biplane in 1910.<br />
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Wearing just a cloth cap and scarf for protection, one eye-witness described how a 'look of doom' appeared across Rolls' face before moments before take off.<br />
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A second image shows the aircraft lifting off from the ground just two minutes before its tail snapped off, sending the plane crashing to the ground and killing Rolls instantly.<br />
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The two photos are part of an archive of early aviation photos coming up for sale.