Let’s start with the grandfather. Trained at the Aéro-Club de France, Alfred Comte (1895–1965) was an aviation pioneer in Switzerland, co-founding the airline company Swissair. He was also an amateur of aerial photography. Later in life, he loved showing his images to his grandson Michel. For example, the photos he took in the summer of 1914 over the Alps: they...
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