The airship industry effectively died with the Hindenburg disaster of 1937, but for 80 or so years previously the dream of lighter-than-air travel had gradually been becoming a reality. The sight of airships were becoming less of a novelty and were seen in the sky’s across Europe and North America.
In truth though, by the time the Hindenburg exploded Germany were the only country still flying airships and the industry was already in deline. England, France and other air pioneers had already abandoned floating air travel after numerous other air disasters. Here are some photos showing the world when airships still filled the skies.
2 antelopes ready to be loaded onto the Hindenburg to be transported to a zoo in 1937
London (Lambeth, looking towards Westminster Palace) with German airship overhead 1930
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