AERONAUTICS: Beat The Yanks!

A huge Vickers Amphibian left the waters of the Calshot airdrome near Southampton for a flight of 25,000 miles 'round the world. Squadron Leader A. Stuart MacLaren, Flying Officer J. Prenderleigh and Sergeant Andrews had a telegram from the King, enthusiastic plaudits from the crowd, loud shouts of "Beat the Yanks!" to speed them on their way. As the amphibian soared above Southampton, a huge fleet of vessels of all descriptions, including several transatlantic liners, filled the air with shrill siren blasts.

To cry "Beat the Yanks!" makes no sense, of course. There...

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