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MISCELLANEOUS.

AERIAL WARFARE.

(Received May. £ 11 a.m.) !". LONDON, April 23. An official synopsis of the British air effort in the war period shows that the output of aeroplanes in the first 10 months was 5302, and in the last ,10 months 26,685. They used bombs weighing 201b. in 1914, and 30001b. in 1919. Two officers and three men were engaged in photographic reconnaissances in 1914, compared with 250 officers and 3000 men in 1919. Over five and « a-quarter million prints of aerial pho- | tographs wore issued by the Air oervice in the war period between July, ■ 1916, and the armistice. Seven thoufr sand enemy aircraft were downed and - 7060 tons of bombs dropped. The total flying time was 103-years. Nineteen I and a-half million rounds were fired at f ground targets. •

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919

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MISCELLANEOUS. AERIAL WARFARE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919

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