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French magazines Les Ailes, L'Aeorophile and L'aeronautique available on the net

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Hi, i don't know if this info is known on Secretprojects, and i hope i am on the good part of the site to create this topic :

from french site Aerostories i learned about a french site (Gallica) where old magazines are digitally available (for free).

Among these magazines, there are three old french aviation magazines : Les Ailes (943 issues from 1921 to 1940), L'aérophile (303 issues from 1893 to 1947) and L'aéronautique (177 issues from 1919 to 1940) :

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb326846379/date.r=%22cylindres+en+X%22.langFR

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb344143803/date.r=l%27a%C3%A9rophile.langFR

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb343878271/date.r=.langFR


There is La revue aérienne too (132 issues from 1908 to 1914) :

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb328561959/date.r=la+revue+a


It's not high definition (and in french...)... But i think there is some interesting stuffs to find there about old french or other flying objects projects :) (some will be in the Payen topics soon ;D ;))
 

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Excellent my dear Deltafan,


but how to make a download,I try on download icon,but I can't.
 

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When you got a page you must click (left) on the right top of the page on "Télécharger / Imprimer" to download this page. :)
 

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Deltafan said:
When you got a page you must click (left) on the right top of the page on "Télécharger / Imprimer" to download this page. :)

Thank you my dear Deltafan.
 

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Fantastic resource! Thanks a bunch for sharing! :)
 

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In the first post, i added La revue aérienne (132 issues from 1908 to 1914) :)
 

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Gallica is the bibliotheque nationale de France browser.If I was a jerk (but I'm not) I would say "congrats folks, you re-discovered France own Library of Congress" ;D
 

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Archibald said:
Gallica is the bibliotheque nationale de France browser.If I was a jerk (but I'm not) I would say "congrats folks, you re-discovered France own Library of Congress" ;D

Except the Library of Congress (or any other major U.S. public library that I'm aware of) doesn't share old aviation magazines online!!!
 

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I speak French and was unaware that such old magazines were available online as I assumed the French copyright laws would prevent it. This is fantastic! For example, in about 30 seconds I found these images of one of my favorites, the Mauboussin M.40 Hémiptère, that I had never seen before. Thanks, Deltafan!
 

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Online publication of these documents seems fairly recent, a couple of years ago I searched Gallica for similar content and it was definitely not there.
A few early volumes of L'Aéronautique which are not on Gallica are available at archive.org, courtesy of the MIT library:
https://archive.org/details/la02b9eronautiqu01pari
https://archive.org/details/la02b9eronautiqu02pari
https://archive.org/details/la02b9eronautiqu03pari
https://archive.org/details/la02b9eronautiqu04pari
 

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Only slightly related, but I am sitting in Paris-CDG airport right now and had some time to kill during my layover today so I went over to the French national air and space museum at Le Bourget. For once, I lucked out, as their library is only open on Saturdays on the first Saturday of the month, which is today! I was only able to make some photocopies and take some bad phone camera photos of photos, but I'll have some stuff to post when I get back home next weekend on both the Farman "Moustique" series and the Mauboussin "Hémiptère." Cheers, Matthew
 
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