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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

British kite balloon

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 4695-4


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 12/Aug/2016 17:12:53

    From the Imperial War Museum site: "THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918 part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-05-02 RAF Caquot kite balloon about to ascend, the basket is just leaving the ground. Air mechanics are holding the ropes and the motor winch can be seen beyond. Photograph taken in Gosnay, 2 May 1918." THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918 THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918© IWM (Q 12029)

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    • 12/Aug/2016 17:13:59

    earlier shot from same event: THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918 THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918© IWM (Q 12031)

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    • 12/Aug/2016 17:15:47

    More shots of balloon operations at Gosnay, France on May 2, 1918 by Lt. David McLellan:

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    • 12/Aug/2016 18:05:49

    It looks like some sort of bizarre celebration of an internal organ... or a not so internal one.

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    Michael Patnode

    • 13/Aug/2016 06:20:32

    Wow thats a cool image.

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    • 16/Aug/2016 09:48:14

    Haha Jayne, that's so true. Great image, nonetheless.

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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 17/Aug/2016 17:06:45

    Albert Irénée Caquot (1 July 1881 – 28 November 1976) was considered as the "best living French engineer"[1] during half a century.