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A British airship's protecting aeroplane.

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Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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24 July 1919

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Airships, Gondolas, AeroplanesAirshipsGondolasAeroplanes
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 24 July 1919 p041

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Showing a small aeroplane suspended underneath an airship just above the ground. During the war, the plane would have been released when enemy aircraft were sighted and used to protect the airship.The gondola of the airship is visible to the right of the picture and several men are seen on the ground.