No this is not a long lost book written by Jules Verne, it is however a forgotten event which happened on June 7 1940, a few days after Germany bombed Paris.
The Jules Verne was the name of a Farman 223.4 airplane of the French Navy. Determined to revenge the bombing of the French capital,The French Air Ministry sent orders to Captain Daillière, who was then at an airfield in Bordeaux with the Farmans.
most of the aircraft in the French air force were obsolete and had already been destroyed by the Luftwaffe.
The operation really was noting short of a suicide mission, but undeterred Daillière quickly developed a plan for a surprise attack that would take advantage of Jules Verne’s, a rather ungainly four-engine aircraft, only real strength: its exceptional range. He oversaw a number of modifications to the aircraft at the Toussus-le-Noble airfield, including the installment of a 7.5 mm…
View original post 373 more words