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Zeppelin Hindenburg: An Illustrated History of LZ-129

Zeppelin Hindenburg: An Illustrated History of LZ-129 (Hardback)

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`It burst into flames! ... It's burning, bursting into flames and it's - and it's falling on the mooring mast and ... this is terrible. This is one of the worst catastrophes in the world.'



On 6 May 1937 the pioneering Zeppelin Hindenburg, LZ-129, ended its career in flames when its hydrogen lifting gas ignited while landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey. But the airship had already completed sixty-two successful flights before this fateful day, catering to Nazi officials, socialites and the well heeled. Hindenburg offered cutting-edge transport technology with luxury and style, making it a spectacle to behold on both sides of the Atlantic, and was expected to be just the first of many giant passenger Zeppelins.



Three world-renowned experts have collaborated to create the definitive history of the Zeppelin Hindenburg, using stunning black-and-white and colour photographs, rare ephemera and detailed diagrams to highlight the sheer style of this mammoth lighter-than-air craft and explain the shocking disaster that signalled the end of airship travel.

TransportAircraft: general interest Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 14/02/2017 ISBN-13: 9780750969956  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dan Grossman has been writing about rigid airships and zeppelins for over 20 years, and he runs the world's leading airship-related website. He lives in Atlanta. Cheryl Ganz is former Chief Curator of the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum and a leading Hindenburg collector. She lives in Winfield, Ilinois. Patrick Russell served as an historical consultant on numerous Zeppelin-related television documentaries. He lives in Chicago.

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