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It's the People by John Dembitz A.

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Author's background… in greater detail

This book has been in the making for the past 50+ years since I first earned some money. It was 1958, a warm spring day at the Farnborough air show. I was 8 and bored.

We had arrived in London a year earlier in October 1957 from Budapest, Hungary, from where my family had emigrated, after the Hungarian revolution of 1956.

I was bored. I neither knew much about aircraft nor was I terribly interested in them after the initial excitement of seeing them buzz over our heads had passed. My parents had bought me a bottle of Coca Cola, I had consumed it with gusto, it being still a new experience (there had been no Coca Cola in Hungary), and I was about to throw it away in the assortment of bins around ...

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