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ZR-2 - R38 class airship disaster....



Item # 647255

August 25, 1921

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 25, 1921

* ZR-2 airship disaster
* R38 class

The top of the front page has a five column headline: "16 AMERICANS, 27 BRITISH, DIE IN ZR-2 WRECK; ONLY 5 ARE SAVED; EXPLOSION RENDS AIRSHIP; SHE FALLS BLAZING INTO THE RIVER HUMBER" with subheads and related photo. Lengthy text continues on page 2 with photo of the crew. First report coverage on the ZR-2 airship crash. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 28 pages, light toning, a little margin wear, generally good.

wikipedia notes: On 23 August 1921, ZR-2 was destroyed by a structural failure while in flight over the city of Hull and crashed into the Humber estuary, killing 44 out of the 49 crew aboard. This disaster resulted in more deaths than the more famous Hindenburg Disaster that killed 35.

Category: The 20th Century

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