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Deperdussin

French military aviation, 1914. A Deperdussin monoplane in the foreground which has just landed, and a Farman biplane in the background. The Farman was a pusher, with the propeller positioned behind the pilot. In 1914 planes were used primarily for observation and artillery registration.
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Camp de Sissonne (Aisne) - Aviation Militaire - Biplan Farman - Monoplan Deperdussin venant d'atterrir
Camp Sissonne (Aisne) - Military Aviation - a Farman Biplane - a Deperdussin Monoplane having just landed
Pottelam-Parmite, éditeur, Sissonne (Aisne) - Déposé
Pottelam-Parmite, publisher, Sissonne (Aisne) - Filed
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Message in German dated November 2, 1914 and postmarked the next day.

French military aviation, 1914. A Deperdussin monoplane in the foreground which has just landed, and a Farman biplane in the background. The Farman was a pusher, with the propeller positioned behind the pilot. In 1914 planes were used primarily for observation and artillery registration.

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Camp de Sissonne (Aisne) - Aviation Militaire - Biplan Farman - Monoplan Deperdussin venant d'atterrir

Camp Sissonne (Aisne) - Military Aviation - a Farman Biplane - a Deperdussin Monoplane having just landed

Pottelam-Parmite, éditeur, Sissonne (Aisne) - Déposé

Pottelam-Parmite, publisher, Sissonne (Aisne) - Filed

Reverse:

Message in German dated November 2, 1914 and postmarked the next day.

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Established in 1911 as Aéroplanes Deperdussin, the Société de Production des Aéroplanes Deperdussin went through bankruptcy and emerged as the Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés, the latter two company names both having the acronym S.P.A.D. The company is best known for its SPAD XIII, one of the best fighter aircraft of the war.

Deperdussin is an aircraft: reconnaisance plane.