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Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, July 1, 2011

Nostalgia: The London-Sharja-Karachi Run

The National has a nice piece on "When London to Karachi was a Weeklong Trip." Sharja in those days was the most prominent of the "Trucial States" that now form the UAE because it was where Imperial Airways stopped over on its way to India from London. London to Karachi took nearly a week with many overnight stops. That's a Handley-Page 42 from the 1930s, a passenger-carrying biplane.

1 comment:

David Mack said...

Those who have passed through the Sharjah International Airport in more recent times appreciate a reminder of its history.