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Pégoud the Celebrity

From The London Graphic, 4 October 1913
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THE TOPSY-TURVY MAN
and the achievements of audacity.

Click for high res imageIt is a Frenchman again who has startled the world by a new audacity. It was the shout of "Vive la France!" which was the loudest greeting to Adolphe Pégoud when at Brooklands he made his upside-down flights and exhibited his miracle of pluck three thousand feet above the earth.

For the past fifteen years or so France has given the lie to those who accused her of national decadence. Her sons were the pioneers of the motor-car industry, the makers of the most beautiful and delicate engines, and, in the races which demonstrated their speed and power, the most daring and reckless drivers. 
 
 
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