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De Havilland Comet: The plane that changed the world

Carlton, James
Four years after the end of the Second World War, at a small airfield in Hertfordshire, a brief event marked the greatest advance in civil aviation since the Wright brothers. The prototype of de Havilland's Comet airliner took off, carried out some simple manoeuvres and safely returned. The world had shrunk and Jet Age had begun.