British Bombers of World War I in Action - Aircraft No. 202 by Peter G. Cooksley

By Peter G. Cooksley

Even supposing all of the significant international locations keen on global struggle I nearly concurrently followed a coverage of long-distance bombing assaults, purely Britain and Germany had the commercial backing to hold out this coverage on any considerable scale. this can be the tale of the evolution of the Handley web page and Vickers bombers initially constructed to hold out strategic bombardment of German goals yet which, tailored to function passenger transports, grew to become post-war airliners and long-range exploration plane. greater than 90 pictures, 8 colour profiles, black-and-white line drawings, colour covers. Fifty pages, tender conceal, panorama layout.

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Whatever change took place in their stature during their residence there seems to have been in the nature of a decline rather than of a further development. There is nothing whatever of the negroid in the Cro-Magnons, and they are not in any way related to the Neanderthals, who represent a distinct and extinct species of man. The Cro-Magnon race persisted through the entire Upper Paleolithic, during the periods known as the Aurignacian, Solutrean, and Magdalenian, from 25,000 to 1O,OOO B. C. While it is possible that the blood of this race enters somewhat into the composition of the peoples of western Europe, its influence cannot be great, and the Cro-Magnons disappear from view with the advent of the warmer climate of recent times.

The eastern half of Germany has a Slavic Alpine substratum which now represents the descendants of the Wends, who by the sixth century had filtered in as far west as the Elbe, occupying the lands left vacant by the Teutonic tribes which had migrated southward. These Wends in turn were Teutonized by a return wave of military conquest from the tenth century onward, and to-day their descendants are considered Germans in good standing. Having adopted the German as their sole tongue they are now in religious, political, and cultural sympathy with the pure Teutons; in fact, they are quite unconscious of any racial distinction.

The fact that the original Celts left behind their speech on the tongues of Mediterraneans in Wales, and of Alpines in Brittany, must not mislead us, as it indicates nothing more than that Celtic speech antedates the Teutons in England and the Romans in France. We must once and for all time discard the name "Celt" for any existing race whatever, and speak only of " Celtic" language and culture. In Ireland the big, blond Nordic Danes, claim the honor of the name of "Celt," if honor it be, but the Irish are fully as Nordic as the English, the great mass of them being of Danish, Norse, and Anglo-Norman blood, in addition to earlier and Pre-Teutonic elements.

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