Tag Archives: World War I

Beyond the Hindenburg: Airships Throughout History

Source: The National Archives – archives.gov The dramatic, fiery fate of the German rigid airship LZ-129, the Hindenburg, in 1937 is the most famous event of the airship age.

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Local history: 100 Years Ago, Goodrich Built Blimps Too

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Mark J. Price – Beacon Journal staff writer Akron added an important word to its lexicon 100 years ago. Dr. William C. Geer, vice president of the B.F. Goodrich Co., called a staff … Continue reading

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Fighting Zeppelins with Airplanes, 1915

Source: Scientific American – scientificamerican.com By Dan Schlenoff Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: June 26, 1915 After the First World War broke out, airships quickly became a scourge. German Zeppelins bombed Liège and Antwerp in … Continue reading

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Sunderland’s WWI Acoustic Mirror Restored

Source: BBC News – BBC.com A “forgotten” piece of history which Fulwell Acoustic Mirror was built in 1917 to help detect German airships following a series of Zeppelin raids on the North East coast. protected Sunderland from Zeppelin attacks in … Continue reading

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Taking war into the skies: The age of the airship

Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines – rbth.com By Alexander Vershinin Making its first inauspicious appearance during the war of 1812 against Napoleonic France, the airship was later to serve as a vital step in the development of Russian air power, proving … Continue reading

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