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    Airport (Twentieth Century in Pictures) (Paperback) By (author) PA Photos

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    DescriptionAirports have seen an extraordinary procession people; from Charlie Chaplin to The Beatles and even the Thunderbirds! This book provides a visual tribute to the 20th Century, with photographs from PA Photos' archives. It is a beautiful gift idea, alone or part of this invaluable series. Supplanting the great sea ports as the primary points of entry to Britain, the country's airports have seen an extraordinary procession of the famous and infamous as they come and go. Poised there, always, are the press photographers whose lives are spent capturing these moments for newspapers of the day. None escape their lenses: Charlie Chaplin is seen in the 1930s swathed in flying helmet and goggles as he leaves Croydon for Paris and again in the 1950s after McCarthyism drove him from the USA. Predictably, The Beatles are captured leaving for their triumphant tour of America, but less predictably the Thunderbirds puppets pose on the steps of a plane, bound for Japan! Britain's busiest airport, Heathrow, is also the world's third busiest airport, handling the most international passengers in the world!

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) PA Photos
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 903 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906672317
    ISBN 10: 1906672318

    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BISAC V2.8: TRV019000
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: WTM
    DC22: 779
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25870
    BISAC V2.8: PHO004000, TRA002040, BUS070100
    BIC subject category V2: KNGV1, 1DBK
    Illustrations note
    full colour throughout, 300 photographs
    AE Publications
    Imprint name
    Ammonite Press
    Publication date
    03 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    PA Photos is the photographic agency of the PA Group, the UK's national press agency best known as The Press Association. Established in the 19th Century, the PA has been capturing and archiving news photography for 140 years. Many of these pictures have not been seen since the time that they were first taken: to modern eyes the archives of PA Photos yield a unique insight into Britain's recent past.