Cruising the Past awards Dan Grossman’s AIRSHIPS.NET as website of the month. Grossman’s excellent site tells the story of the airship Hindenburg. She was the fastest way to “cross the pond” during the 1930s. 2 and 1/2 days! And the most expensive way to go!
The Airship Hindenburg was the last great passenger zeppelin.
1937 Video of the Zeppelin Hindenburg – new color footage of the airship, including the Hindenburg burning.
The fastest and most comfortable way to cross the Atlantic in its day was the great airship Hindenburg.
The great airship is better remembered today for the film of its fiery crash at Lakehurst, New Jersey, and for its association with the Nazi regime, than for its technological achievements.
Passengers disembarking from the great airship in New Jersey after trans-Atlantic flight.
Though it would probably have been made obsolete within a few years by the advancing technology of heaver-than-air flight (Pan Am Clipper flying boats were crossing the Atlantic by 1939) it was a remarkable achievement for its time. [Read more...]