Hurrah for our Air Outpost in Hot and Desolate Sharjah!

The National has a super video from 1927 up on its multimedia page.

Watch it here.

I’m often teased for speaking posh, like, but the commentator’s cut glass accent on this short film is wonderful.

Jaldi chellow, the aircraft’s on its way! Fetch the Persian petrol boys, the Arab guard and the Indian servants straightaway!

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