Ball-Practice and Balloons
Aeronautics, War, Military Technology
Discusses a letter that the aeronaut, Wilfrid de Fonvielle, sent to The Times. Fonvielle boasts that Prussian gunfire directed at the balloon did not thwart its ascent. However, Punch stresses the danger of firing at a balloon above a certain height, since it might be out of range of the gunners while they are still within the range of the aeronaut, who can drop grape-shot on them from a great height.
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