England Barrage Balloons

England Barrage Balloons

General view of balloons of the new balloon barrage groups of the Royal Air Force in the air in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England on May 9, 1938. The balloons, attached to a great length of cable, ascend to an amazing height. The earth end of the cable is operated by a winch which can be mounted on a lorry to give the balloon mobility. Balloons, unused for air defense purposes since the war, will be used, if necessary for the protection of London from air attack. A number of these balloons will ascend from here on May 28, when Lord Luke, unseen, officially opens the empire air day. (AP Photo/Staff/Len Puttnam)

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May 09, 1938 04:00:00 AM
July 13, 2010 10:46:29 AM
Len Puttnam
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
00505
3000 x 2134 3.54 MB
Transportation Standing Mid Air Airship
Cardington, UNITED KINGDOM
APHSL28857
STF
IP RC

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