History was recorded with the special
‘Everest Flight Photographs’
number of April 29th 1933 (Appendix
List no. 99) with illustrations of the most amazing feat ever
accomplished in aviation and aerial photography up to that time - the
first flight over the summit of Mount Everest. This triumph of British
aeronautics was achieved on April 3rd by two biplanes of the Houston—Everest
Expedition. Both aeroplanes cleared the crest and spent some fifteen
minutes flying near it. This issue reproduces the best of the actual
photographs taken of the summit of Everest at heights of 6.5 miles or
The top third of the cover shoes a panorama of the mountain range with
the Great Peak in the centre, crested with a snowy plume. The overall
colour is different shades of blue.
This is issue number 4906, vol. 182, pages 593-628, measuring 37 x 26
cm and priced at one shilling.
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