Antoinette VII Monoplane: The heavenly loser (II).

Antoinette VII Monoplane: The heavenly loser (II).

Photo taken 27 July 1909 -two days after Louis Blériot’s historic crossing, Latham is seen here over the English Channel on his 2nd attempt. He was flying the relatively untested VII after his IV was seriously damaged in the 1st attempt. He ended in the drink again…., only a mile from the English coast this time.

Awesome contrast between the Antoinette and the escort ship “Harpoon”.

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