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Global networks before globalisation: imperial airways and the development of long-haul air routes

  title={Global networks before globalisation: imperial airways and the development of long-haul air routes},
  author={Lucy C.S. Budd},
From its formation in 1924 to its takeover in 1940, Britain's Imperial Airways forged a network of longdistance air routes around the world that knitted the British Empire together by air for the first time and paved the way for a new age of aeromobility. While transport historians have long recognised the importance of these early services to the administration of Empire and the future development of international civil aviation, the unique spatialities of Imperial Airways' services have… 
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