AERONAUTICS: R-101 Sequelae

Funeral. Through the stifled silence of a million watchers, 48 British army wagons carried the 48 dead of the R-101 crash through London streets last week. Prime Minister MacDonald watched from Westminster Hall, grieving for his good friend and cabinet colleague, Air Secretary Lord Christopher Birdwood Thomson.

A train carried the bodies from London to near Cardington, where a great pit had been prepared. While bombers circled, Royal Air Force men carried the coffins down a ramp, laid them in orderly rows, twelve coffins to...

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