Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz long range heavy bomber
Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz, the world's first long range heavy bomber, designed for Russia by Igor Sikorsky. It was first used in February 1915, initially with a six-man crew. Landing was difficult because of the machine's heavy nose. Date: circa 1915-1916
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Margot Fonteyn dancing with Michael Somes
Prima ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) dancing with Michael Somes (1917-1994) in the role of Prince Ivan, in The Firebird (premiered 1910, music by Igor Stravinsky, choreography by Michel Fokine). They were frequent dancing partners in the Royal Ballet company.
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