The Duel That Occurred In Twin Hot Air Balloons High Above Paris

Wonderful Balloon Ascents, 1870 (Public domain)

On May 3rd, 1808, two identical hot air balloons took to the skies in Paris. The spectacle was not an uncommon sight for the time. Hot air balloons were a fairly recent invention and the French were the pioneers in ballooning technology. The scene of twin balloons being launched from an…

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