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Last Plane Out of Berlin (1999)

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At ten years of age, Sidney Cotton designed an aircraft. At 18 years of age the Queensland country boy built a car he called 'the Cotton’. His brother-in-law, Brian Brooke-Smith, daughter Sally-Anne Cotton and family friend, Joan Astley, all recall Cotton.

Curator’s notes

Sidney Cotton showed his genius at an early age.

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