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Mon May 22, 2017, 03:22 AM

Inside the Hindenburg

Nope. This has nothing to do with the Trump administration!



I've seen pictures of the Hindenburg from the exterior many times. The NPR article linked below shows a few images from inside the dirigible. Pretty fascinating stuff.





http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/05/19/528508054/photos-when-the-hindenburg-was-the-height-of-luxe-in-flight-dining


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True Dough May 2017 OP
Rhiannon12866 May 2017 #1
spiderpig May 2017 #2
True Dough May 2017 #6
lillypaddle May 2017 #3
bearssoapbox May 2017 #4
True Dough May 2017 #7
mahatmakanejeeves May 2017 #5
True Dough May 2017 #8
Aristus May 2017 #9

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 04:00 AM

1. K&R! This is fascinating, thanks for posting!

It looks like the Titanic of airships! Rather luxurious...

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 05:03 AM

2. Fascinating. Did you ever read Ken Follett's "Night Over Water"?

Novel about the first Pan American Clipper from Southampton to New York in 1939. I think the book had seating charts.

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #2)

Mon May 22, 2017, 11:18 AM

6. I haven't

Might have to add it to the retirement "must read" list. Thanks!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 06:01 AM

3. Great article

Can't even begin to imagine ...

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 06:06 AM

4. This has always been a fascinating subject to me.

I just watched this National Geographic Documentary last week.

The building of them, the size and opulence, for an airship, was really something.

It deals with how the disaster happened.

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Response to bearssoapbox (Reply #4)

Mon May 22, 2017, 11:19 AM

7. Interesting

Thanks for posting that vid.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 10:08 AM

5. The Postal Museum in DC has singed letters recovered from the Hindenburg.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #5)

Mon May 22, 2017, 11:21 AM

8. Cool!

Gripping artifacts from a compelling period.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 11:48 AM

9. My parents took me to see the film 'The Hindenburg' when I was a kid.

I became fascinated with the story as a result.

One thing that always stands out for me is Herbert Morrison's "Oh, the humanity!" live commentary. It's been parodied and made fun of for decades, and I don't know why. It's heartbreaking. It was unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous, and from the heart. He keeps trying to report the story as it's happening, and then bursts into tears because he's a human being. We would never get such a response from today's robotic, blow-dried, by-the-book news anchors.

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