Yesterday We were in America

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On 14 June 1919 – eight years before Charles Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic – two men from Manchester took off in an open-cockpit Vickers Vimy and flew into the history books.

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On 14 June 1919 – eight years before Charles Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic – two men from Manchester took off in an open-cockpit Vickers Vimy and flew into the history books. They battled through a sixteen-hour journey of snow, ice and continuous cloud, with a non-functioning wireless and a damaged exhaust that made it impossible to hear each other. And then, just five hours away from Ireland and high above the sea, the Vimy stalled. Yesterday We Were in America is the incredible story of John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown, and how they gave hope to a post-war world that was in grave need of it.

By Brendan Lynch

Format: Paperback

Published: 05-02-2019

About the Author

Old enough to have met Brendan Behan, Norman Mailer and Bertrand Russell, Brendan Lynch is a former racing cyclist and driver. He is a member of the Irish Writers Union, PEN and the Guild of Motoring Writers. A follower of pacifist philosopher Russell, he spent a month in Brixton prison for anti-nuclear weapon activities. He has reported and contributed motorsport features to media ranging from The Times, Observer and Daily Mail to the Irish Times, The European and overseas periodicals.