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Harriet Quimby Channel flight eclipsed by Titanic sinking

A campaign is continuing to create a permanent memorial in Dover for the first woman to fly across the Channel.

Despite making history in 1912, Harriet Quimby's feat barely received any news coverage because it happened the day after the sinking of the Titanic.

Peter Whittlesea spoke to Andy Cooper, of the Harriet Quimby Centenary Project, and model aeroplane maker Peter Paine.

Archive footage courtesy of British Pathe.

  • 26 Jun 2014
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