MOVIE SHOWS CONQUEST OF THE AIR (Nov, 1935)

Here is another example of a diaeresis being used on the second e in reënacted. Also, I would just like to point out that the world would be a much cooler place if things like that could actually fly.

MOVIE SHOWS CONQUEST OF THE AIR
Stirring episodes in the history of man’s conquest of the air are being reënacted for a movie in England. The odd scene reproduced above shows the filming of one of the earliest and least-known experiments of Otto Lilienthal, German pioneer. Seeking to fly by flapping wings, he built this curious machine in 1868, and tested its lifting power by hanging it and a counterweight from a boom attached to a barn. The experiment was a failure, since he found that by the utmost exertion he could lift only half his weight. Turning aside from the flapping-wing idea, he devoted himself to the historic gliding experiments for which he is famous, and which helped pave the way for the eventual success of heavier-than-air machines.

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  1. Firebrand38 says: August 18, 20076:51 am

    Released in 1936 the movie also starred Laurence Olivier

    http://us.imdb.com/titl…

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