AERONAUTICS: Rivalry

"Great Britain has been left far behind by France in the development of her air fleet," said Sir Samuel Hoare, Secretary of State for Air, to the British House of Commons. There are now 371 service planes owned by the British, while Prance has 1,260 machines in commission. The Secretary stated that, according to present programs, by 1925 France would have 2,187 military and naval airplanes while Great Britain would only have 575.

France also leads in air transport. According to Stéphane Lausanne, of Le Matin, France...

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