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Results of the Plymouth Blitz in 1940 - Torpoint

Results of the Plymouth Blitz in 1940 - Torpoint

This view of Torpoint shows the effects of German bombing. The townís location west of Plymouth meant that it sustained heavy bomb damage during the Plymouth Blitz in early 1941. Towards the left is the circular concrete hard standing of a barrage balloon base. To the right of this a row of terraced houses has been cleared after being destroyed during a bombing raid. Following this street down ...
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Barrage Balloon hangar near Pawlett, Somerset

Barrage Balloon hangar near Pawlett, Somerset

During the second world war there was a barrage balloon testing station here and this large shed was used to store the balloon. A large number of different trials and experiments took place here and nearby.
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Former Balloon Barrage Site near North Killingholme

Former Balloon Barrage Site near North Killingholme

These buildings off Station Road are the remains of Site 7 of "F" Flight (based at East Halton) of the Humber Estuary Balloon Barrage. The balloons defended the nearby Admiralty oil storage depot.
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Hi-Flyer balloon in Istanbul - Kadikoy

Hi-Flyer balloon in Istanbul - Kadikoy

Turk Balloon is the project name and Kadikoy Municipality is arranging this activity. A huge balloon which can carry up to 30 people at one time is rising up 200 meters above the sea level. The balloon moves only up and down.

The Balloon is taking off near from the Sea bus port at Kadikoy, The Port on the Asian Side. If you take a ferry from Eminonu to Kadikoy, it will take you ...
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Barrage Balloon hovers over Mount Edgcumbe

Barrage Balloon hovers over Mount Edgcumbe

Barrage balloons were a very basic form of defence against aircraft and were widely used around towns and strategic targets. They were simply large balloons tethered to fixed moorings on the ground.

The cables which attached them to the ground were a dangerous obstruction to low-flying aircraft and their deployment around potential targets forced enemy raiders to fly at high alti...
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RAF Fairlop

RAF Fairlop

RAF Fairlop was first used during the First World War as a Royal Naval Air Station Training School.
A small flying club used the site between the wars and there were plans to build a commercial airport, but these were later abandoned.
With WW2 a year old, construction of the concrete runways in the familiar "A" pattern started in September 1940 and were completed August 1941.
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Hi-Flyer balloon in Beirut

Hi-Flyer balloon in Beirut

Launched in 2004 by Aerophile S.A., Beirut Balloon allows visitors to discover the city with a breathtaking hot air-balloon ride, reaching an altitude of 300 meters.
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Hi-Flyer Balloon in Philadelphia

Hi-Flyer Balloon in Philadelphia

The Channel 6 Zooballooon, a tethered helium balloon, rises 400 feet in the air to offer a view of the Zoo, the Schuylkill River, and the Philadelphia Center City skyline. The balloon is sponsored, in part, by WPVI-TV.
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Hot Air Balloon Festivals (UK only)

Hot Air Balloon Festivals (UK only)

A series of hot air balloon festivals which take place around the UK every year, some are small and some are international size. World balloon festivals will be next
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Starting up a hot air balloon

Starting up a hot air balloon

in a park in Bristol a hot air balloon is ready on the ground to be inflated for a trip.
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Hi-Flyer Balloon

Hi-Flyer Balloon

Big blue hot air baloon in Paris. The balloon is anchored in the middle of the park, and has a nice shadow.
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The Bournemouth Eye - Hi-Flyer Balloon

The Bournemouth Eye - Hi-Flyer Balloon

The Bournemouth Eye, Bournemouth's Highest attraction, is a spherical helium-filled balloon with an enclosed gondola that carries 25-30 passengers. Tethered by a high tensile steel cable, the balloon lifts to a height of 500 feet while providing a panoramic view of the English Channel and surrounding area (over 20 miles) from the highest public observation point in Bournemouth.
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