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Jean Batten - The Garbo of the Skies Television – 1988 Documentary

Jean Batten - The Garbo of the Skies

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A great woman ... but perhaps a sad human being in many ways.
– Beth Jacobs, widow of a Jamaican doctor who treated Batten
The Girl Who Beat All The Men!
– Daily Express headline on her record breaking solo flight from Australia to England
In flying I found the two things that meant everything to me: the intoxicating drug of speed and the freedom to roam the earth; I knew I was destined to be a wanderer.
– Narration from Batten’s unpublished memoirs