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- DescriptionThis new publication from Michael Belafi offers some truly intriguing content. Photographs of the mighty Zeppelin at all stages of development feature in a publication that aims to chart the entire course of the airship's history. Named after the German Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin, an early pioneer of rigid airship development, the Zeppelin was first flown commercially by Deutsch Luftschiffahrts (DELAG), the world's first airline in revenue service. By mid-1914, DELAG had carried over 10,000 fare-paying passengers on over 1500 flights. When war hit, it was employed to military advantage, wreaking carnage upon Britain's towns and cities. German defeat in 1918 temporarily halted the airship business (many had to be surrendered under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles), although it did bounce back with the construction of the Graf Zeppelin in the 30s. A series of terrible accidents was soon to signal the demise of the Zeppelin however; following the Hindenburg disaster of 1937, and in the midst of a host of political and ecomic issues, the Zeppelin was soon to be consigned to the history books as one of the great aviation relics of the 20th Century.This new publication explores each facet of its history, and concludes by assessing the legacy of rigid airship development, still felt to this day.
- Author(s)Michael Belafi
- PublisherPen & Sword Books Ltd
- Date of Publication23/03/2015
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationSouth Yorkshire
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPen & Sword Aviation
- Content NoteMono and colour images, integrated throughout
- Width215 mm
- Height276 mm
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