World Air Routes Map in the Interwar Years

Between the two World Wars, air travel became increasingly important. Long distance routes started to become viable and seaplanes in particular proved invaluable in linking places without suitable airfields. The Pacific Islands provided perfect seaplane bases to help bridge the enormous Pacific Ocean and link the Americas to Asia and Australasia. Britain was linked by a series of bases through Europe, the Middle East and India.

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by Stephen Luscombe