The Great Air Race
International air travel is something we take for granted today, but a century ago the Smith Brothers and their crew were the first to fly from England to Australia, in one of the greatest feats in aviation history. They were competing in an event billed as “the greatest race of all time” and the finish line was Darwin.
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