Copy typewritten letter from Frederick Lanchester to Geoffrey Smith.

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Regarding article “Engine behind”, for “The Autocar” [Vol. 84, 1940 p. 301]. Complains of the corruption of the British press and says that letters he has sent protesting against the attribution of the origin of the flying-boat to Colonel Porte have not been published; speaks of official whitewashing in that case (see particularly LAN/1/2/76 and LAN/1/9 for comment on the “fraudulent exhibit at the Science Museum”).