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Zeppelins raid Paris...
Item # 555287
January 31, 1916
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, January 31, 1916
* German zeppelins raid Paris France (1st time)
* World War I original
This 10 page newspaper has three column headline on the front page:
* Second Raid Made on Paris By Death-Dealing Zeppelin; Crowds Watch for Raider
with subheads that include: "24 Persons Killed And 25 Others Hurt By First Zeppelin" and more.
Other news of the day with much on World War I.
Light browning with some margin wear & tear, otherwise good.
wikipedia notes: A Zeppelin is a type of rigid airship pioneered by the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century, based on designs he had outlined in 1874, designs he had detailed in 1893, and that were reviewed by committee in 1894, which he later patented in 1895. Due to the outstanding success of the Zeppelin design, the term zeppelin in casual use came to refer to all rigid airships.
Zeppelins were operated by the Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-AG (DLG). DLG, the first commercial airline, served scheduled flights before World War I. After the outbreak of the war, the German military made extensive use of Zeppelins as bombers and scouts.
The German defeat halted the airship business temporarily, but under the guidance of Hugo Eckener, the successor of the deceased count, civilian zeppelins experienced a renaissance in the 1920s. They reached their zenith in the 1930s, when the airships LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin and LZ 129 Hindenburg operated regular transatlantic flights between Germany and both North America and Brazil. In fact, the Art Deco Spire of Empire State Building was designed originally to serve as a Dirigible Terminal for Zeppelins and other dirigibles to dock. The Hindenburg disaster in 1937, combined with political and economic issues, contributed to the demise of the Zeppelin.
Category: The 20th Century