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How an invasion by air would appear: An advancing Army of Air-Craft clearing a way for a water-borne fleet. The British Government has framed an Act forbidding the passage of unauthorised air-craft over certain areas, or, if the authorities should deem it necessary, over the whole of the coastline of the United Kingdom and the territorial waters adjacent thereto. On infringement of the law, the proper offices will be entitled, after giving a prescribed signal of warning, to fire at any such air-craft and use any and every means to prevent infraction of the law. This move has been deemed advisable in view of the numerous reports current of late of strange airships manoeuvring by night over this country. The fact gives particular interest to this drawing, which represents the eastern sky of England as it may one day appear, if the fears of some are realised. It shows an army of invading air-craft. In the middle is the main battle-squadron of airships equipped with appliances for bomb-dropping; in the foreground and in the background are high-speed aeroplanes acting as the fleet scouts. Unless met by a stronger opposing force. Such an army of air-craft could clear the way for the water-borne fleet of its country and so facilitate the landing of large bodies of troops. It may be remarked further that from a height of a mile on a clear day a vision of 90miles can be obtained.

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AWNS-19130410-1-2

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Illustrated London News
Auckland Weekly News
Wilkinson, N Illustrated London News Auckland Weekly News Wilkinson, N
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Date
10 APRIL 1913

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
Illustrations, Aircraft, England, Coastlines, GovernmentsIllustrationsAircraftEnglandCoastlinesGovernments
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Digital image

Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 10 APRIL 1913 p001

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An illustraton showing how an invasion by air would appear: An advancing Army of Air-Craft clearing a way for a water-borne fleet. The British Government has framed an Act forbidding the passage of unauthorised air-craft over certain areas, or, if the authorities should deem it necessary, over the whole of the coastline of the United Kingdom and the territorial waters adjacent thereto. On infringement of the law, the proper offices will be entitled, after giving a prescribed signal of warning, to fire at any such air-craft and use any and every means to prevent infraction of the law. This move has been deemed advisable in view of the numerous reports current of late of strange airships manoeuvring by night over this country. The fact gives particular interest to this drawing, which represents the eastern sky of England as it may one day appear, if the fears of some are realised. It shows an army of invading air-craft. In the middle is the main battle-squadron of airships equipped with appliances for bomb-dropping; in the foreground and in the background are high-speed aeroplanes acting as the fleet scouts. Unless met by a stronger opposing force. Such an army of air-craft could clear the way for the water-borne fleet of its country and so facilitate the landing of large bodies of troops. It may be remarked further that from a height of a mile on a clear day a vision of 90miles can be obtained.