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Zeppelin

by Michael Belafi
Pen & Sword

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 211 pp.
Size: 9.00 x 11.00 inches

ISBN: 9781473827851
TB Code: 1903247
Availability: 169 in stock

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.