AERONAUTICS: France to Manchuria

A great red airplane landed last week in northwestern Manchuria near the Siberian border, where Chinese and Russians have been fighting off and on for three months (TIME, July 22 et seq.). Two grimy men clambered out of the machine, then scrambled for a barricade, for threatening natives were running at them. The aviators gestured placatingly. They tried to pantomime that they were Frenchmen. Dieudonne Costes and Maurice Jacques Bellonte, that they had flown from Paris in an attempt to make a non-stop record over Europe and Asia, and that the exhaustion...

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