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1906 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race

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1906 The first air race for a prize offered by Mr James Gordon Bennett started in Paris on 30 September, organised by the French Aero Club; Britain, France, Germany and Spain each entered 3 representative balloons, whilst a number of other countries entered one each.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 29, 1906