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Blanchard and Jeffries crossing English Channel

Blanchard and Jeffries crossing English Channel

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Date: 15th June 2012

Credit: The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans

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© Mary Evans Picture Library 2008

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Blanchard and Jeffries crossing English Channel

Jean-Pierre Blanchard and Dr John Jeffries crossing the English Channel by balloon. They left Dover, crossed the sea, and landed near Blanay, between Calais and Boulogne. It was the first aerial crossing of the English Channel. Pictured is the French coast at Calais, with jubilant spectators, ships and boats.
7 January 1785

Media ID 9359395

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2008

1780s 1785 Aerial Balloon Ballooning Blanchard Blue Boats Boulogne Channel Coast Crossing Dover English Flag Flight France French January Jean John Large Pierre Pioneer Pioneering Ships Spectators Steering Transport Transportation Wings

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