Appreciation of the airspace of Nortern and Southern America in the British geopolicy Cover Image

Apreciación de los espacios aéreos de América del Norte y del Sur, desde el punto de vista de la geopolítica británica (1919–1939)
Appreciation of the airspace of Nortern and Southern America in the British geopolicy

Author(s): Máté Deák
Subject(s): Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: South America; airspace; British Empire; Great Britain; aerial; air mail; 1919-1939; geopolicy; air routes; archive documents; race; Southern Atlantic.

Summary/Abstract: The British Empire has never interested in to conquer the northern and southern American airspace until the 1930’s, however the british company Handly Page already had a plan in 1919 to operate airmail service between Great Britain and South America. The plans were rejected because of the lack of financial background. The principal project was the developement of an air route system from London to India and further to Australia. Also the British government tried to reach South Africa using the west-coast of the African continent across the colonial Gambia. British Gambia was the only african possibility to connect an air route to Brasil and Argentina. Finally the government decided to build the South African air route from London to Cape Town across Khairo. The other solution was to cooperate with the US and operate the air mail system using the North Atlantic air routes from London to New York and then to the Bermudas. Further plans were to reach the airspace of South America from the Bermudas. However these attempts were failed.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 195-208
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Spanish