Transport: Kiwi

As airman, journalist and British subject, Charles Grey ("Center of Gravity") Grey is a bird rare as the wingless kiwi. Editor since 1911 of Britain's well-informed trade weekly The Aeroplane, he seldom stuck his balding head inside one, when he did, prayed it would "land slowly and not burn up." In a publication ostensibly technical, aerophobic Editor Grey devoted whopping columns to his pet political peeves and peevish political pets. He was shrilly pro-Nazi, anti-French, abominated U. S.-made planes, roundly clapperclawed the British Air Ministry for buying them. A colorful penman with spectacular contempt for fact ("What's the good of that...

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