By Alfred Gollin

A research exhibiting how the improvement of plane within the interval earlier than global battle I affected the British humans and their govt. the writer appears to be like at technical army and naval improvement in addition to the political, diplomatic and social features caused by plane development.

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Haldane ended his letter to Northcliffe by informing him of these issues and of Arthur Balfour's decision to help the Liberal Government: The Government here proposes to encourage the inventor in every wa y and to give him scientific assistance. They will also experiment and work for themselves not through the National The Advisory Committee for Aeronautics 45 Physical Laboratory or through Lord Rayleigh's Committee but in the new Admiralty works and in the War Office establishment at Aldershot.

They arranged to meet in London to discuss aeronautics upon his return from Germany. He made certain Lee quickly learned of his low opinion of the newly appointed advisory committee. " In London, Arthur Lee was upset by the government's new plan for the development of aeronautics in Great Britain. He believed a gross error had been made when practical fliers were not included 42 The Impact of Air Power in the membership of the new committee. He explained to Northcliffe. P I agree with you that the Government's 'Scientific Committee' is almost ludicrous in its composition.

The British taxpayers' money, he emphasized, had not been squandered on premature and useless experiments. On 7 May the first leading article in the Daily Telegraph declared: Mr Asquith and his colleagues are unreservedly to be congratulated upon the vigour and judgement with which they have intervened in the international movement for the mastery of the air. Their action has been long deferred.... Now that it is taken at last, let us acknowledge that something has been gained by delay. The Ministerial scheme is well and resolutely planned and ..

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