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Zeppelin

Count Ferdinand von . 1838--1917, German aeronautical pioneer, who designed and manufactured airships (zeppelins)
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It was partly with my grandmother in mind that I set out to try to tell the story of the Zeppelin raids on the North East," he says.
e rst appearance of a Zeppelin in the skies over Coventry was on January 31, 1917, but all the lights were turned o and the ship ew harmlessly overhead on its way to wreak havoc in Staordshire, although an 80-year-old woman in Brook-Brook lyn Avenue, Holbrooks, was apparently so scared she suf-suf fered a stroke and died.
WAR Mr Sambrook has been influenced by the opinion of experts, who agree that a Zeppelin when punctured from below can remain afloat owing to the escape of gas being too small to affect the buoyancy, but when the envelope is punctured from above the gas escapes rapidly.
At that moment, her dream to ride in a Zeppelin was born.
The Duxford Air Museum, Cambs, said the exploding darts were an ingenious invention but proved "not hugely successful" because pilots found it difficult to get to the required height - 300ft above the Zeppelin, The Sun reports s.
GROUNDED: The Zeppelin shot down after being spotted by John's team IT was a new kind of war.
For those seeking the ultimate Zeppelin experience, tours are available on the transit flights between Long Beach and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Airship Ventures' zeppelin arrived in the Bay Area, passing over the Golden Gate Bridge en route to its new home at Moffett Field, a former naval air station in Mountain View, about 40 miles south of San Francisco.
New zeppelins being built by a German company Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH today are smaller and use helium instead of hydrogen and are used for tourist rides.
World's largest Zeppelin returns from historic six-month, cross-country tour
CUTLINE: (1) Theresa Keaney Younis got to fly on a Zeppelin in Chicago.