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A British airship's protecting aeroplane.

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Record ID
AWNS-19190724-41-2

Photographer
Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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Date
24 July 1919

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
Airships, Gondolas, AeroplanesAirshipsGondolasAeroplanes
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Original Format
Photolithograph

Copy Format
Digital image

Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 24 July 1919 p041

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Description
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.