AERONAUTICS: Franco-British Rivalry

France is supreme in the air. Her fighting squadrons number 140 and comprise about 1,200 modern airplanes. A network of air lines radiates from Paris to London and to all parts of the Continent, providing a large reserve of planes immediately convertible to war use and of well trained pilots. To this great air force England opposes only 35 squadrons, most of them scattered in Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, India. English commercial air services are small in number, though highly efficient in operation. French political purposes are not too clearly defined, but there...

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