Transport: Capricornus Crash

This week Britain will take another hitch in the communications belt of her farflung Empire when, for no extra charge, all first-class mail between the colonies and the mother country will begin to be carried by air. Exception is Canada, no scheduled North Atlantic service yet being in effect. To haul the estimated 20 tons of mail which will leave London each week, Imperial Airways, long equipped with huge old rattletraps, has acquired a fleet of 28 Short Brothers four-motored flying boats. Last week the Empire's great new airmail network hit a snag...

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