Diego (Alberto) Aracena (Aguilar); Maria de Aracena

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Diego (Alberto) Aracena (Aguilar); Maria de Aracena

by Lafayette
whole-plate glass negative, 9 June 1926
Given by Pinewood Studios via Victoria and Albert Museum, 1989
Photographs Collection
NPG x184504

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Current affairs

In response to wage cuts and increased working hours for coal miners recommended by the Samuel Commission, the Trade Union Council calls a General Strike of workers in the key industries. Although over 1.5 million workers took part, the TUC finally gave in after nine days and called off the strike. The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 made it harder for workers to strike.

Art and science

A.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The series of popular children's books featured the character Christopher Robin (named after Milne's son) and a cast of animals based on his stuffed-toys including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is published. This was Agatha Christie's third 'whodunit' novel featuring Hercule Poirot, the Belgian Detective.

International

The League of Nations accepts Germany as the sixth permanent member on the council deeming it a 'peace-loving country'. This confidence, however, was short lived with Germany leaving the League with the accession of Adolf Hitler to power in 1933.

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Catalina Aracena

13 June 2018, 20:42

Diego Aracena was the first pilot in the world flying all by himself to open the sky routes over the Cordillera of Andes, connecting Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

Catherine Aracena

12 June 2016, 10:38

This is my great Grand-father, Air Force General and his Wife Maria.

This picture is an after war party hosted by her Majesty the Queen celebrating the British Empire's victory against Germans in fights were he has been commemorated with highest honours due to his active collaboration as a war pilot commander to the British Air Force.