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The Year of the Balloon

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At 1.54 pm on 21 November 1783 two courageous
Frenchmen became the first human beings to fly. They rose silently above the rooftops of Paris in a richly decorated paper balloon. Their name - Montgolfier. Their achievement astonished the world. Now anything seemed possible. Last year the French launched replicas of the balloons that made history in 1783 -and played host to balloonists from all over the world who came to celebrate 200 years of flight.
Written and narrated by Brian Thompson Music DON PERCIVAL
Film editor MICHAEL CASEY
Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT

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Unknown: Brian Thompson
Music: Don Percival
Editor: Michael Casey
Producer: Philip Speight

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The Year of the Balloon

BBC Two England, 19 November 1984 15.50






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