March 25, 1930

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Due to significantly difficult conditions brought about by the Great Depression, the Hamburg America Line and Norddeutscher Lloyd shipping company announced a 50-year merger to effectively end competition between the companies.

The Bernard H.V.120 French racing seaplane (powered by a 1,680 hp piston engine) designed and built by Bernard to compete in the Schneider Trophy race took it's maiden flight, though ultimately failed to participate due to engine problems.


John Keel, American author

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