The Opposite of Icarus

This well-illustrated article, The Opposite of Icarus, on The Paris Review blog today helps to explain why the British fell behind the Germans in the development of airships when His Majesty’s Airship Mayfly (or the Won’t Fly in Winston Churchill’s words) broke up before leaving the ground on this date in 1911.

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