Sport: For Fun & Frolic

Was it sport? Well, if it was not much like a Rugger match or punting on the Thames, Britons were having a mighty good time just the same. Half a century ago, London's Daily Mail put up a prize for the first airplane flight across the English Channel, paid French Aeronaut Louis Bleriot $5,000 for buzzing the 31 miles from Calais to Dover in his tiny (25 h.p.) monoplane in 37 minutes. Last week the Daily Mail could think of no better way to celebrate the anniversary than to have a cross-Channel race, this...

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