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Osprey New Vanguard 101 : Zeppelins : German Airships 1900-1940

On 2 July 1900 the people of Friedrichshafen, Germany, witnessed a momentous occasion - the first flight of LZ 1, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's first airship. Although deemed a failure, a succession of better craft (LZ2 to 10) enabled the Zeppelin to expand into the consumer market of airship travel, whilst also providing military craft for the German Army and Navy. The years of the Great War saw the Zeppelins undertake strategic bombing missions against Great Britain. This book covers the post-war fate of the Zeppelins, including the crash of the Hindenburg, and their use by the Luftwaffe at the beginning of World War II. Text by Charles Stephenson with illustrations by Ian Palmer.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Forging the Weapon 1900-14
  • Army and Navy Zeppelins at War 1914-18
  • Progress and Failure 1918-40
  • Conclusion
  • Colour Plate Commentary

 

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