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HISTORIC AIRPLANES: Balloons

Envelope carried out of Paris during the 1870 siege in the balloon "Le General Ulrich"
Envelope carried out of Paris during the 1870 siege in the balloon "Le General Ulrich," leaving Paris at 8 am on November 18 and landing 36 kilometers away. A wind change blew the balloon off course and almost back into Paris. Before the Germans could reach the downed craft, French civilians managed to smuggle it, the pilot and passengers, and mail into unoccupied France.
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