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History of British European Airways, 1946–1972
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Charles Woodley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-09-19 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

BEA was formed in 1946 and took over most UK domestic and European routes under the British government's nationalisation policy. It began operations with a fleet of outdated and hopelessly uneconomic passenger aircraft that were derivatives of wartime types such as the DC-3, Avro Viking and Rapide. By the end
Gatwick Airport
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Charles Woodley
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-01 - Publisher: The History Press

The Gatwick story really began when two young men purchased a plot of land near Gatwick Racecourse to develop as a flying field. From these humble beginnings in the 1930s, it has become Britain’s second airport, with 34 million passengers a year passing through the terminals – and this despite
Boat Trains - The English Channel and Ocean Liner Specials
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Martyn Pring
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-31 - Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

In many ways this title featuring the evolution of cross-channel boat trains and the many dedicated services responsible for moving international passengers to and from transatlantic steamers, is an extension of luxury railway travel. But that’s not the full story as it encapsulates more than 125 years of independent and
Speedbird
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Robin Higham
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Between 1939 and 1946 BOAC (the British Overseas Airways Corporation) was the nationalised airline of Great Britain - and between 1946 and 1974 as such it exclusively operated all long-haul British flights. With its iconic 'Speedbird' logo and its central role in the glamorous 'jet age' of the 1950s and
Business History of the World
Language: en
Pages: 562
Authors: Robin Higham
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Greenwood

"...This will be a useful source both for identifying firsts and for tracing trends throughout history." Wilson Library Bulletin