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August 2009

The Zeppelin Museum IV – Military Zeppelins – Part 2

After a fairly long interval since the last entry, here are a few more images of artifacts from the military use of Zeppelins on display in the very steampunk Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen: The patterns of Zeppelin crews’ uniforms:   The standard-issue Schako-helmet for crew members (worn while on the …

The Zeppelin Museum III – Military Zeppelins – Part 1

The Zeppelin Museum has a reasonably big exhibition dedicated to the military use of Zeppelins, which delighted me no end. As I have noted before, I am a militaristic steampunk. The effectiveness of Zeppelins during the Great War is a matter of ongoing debate. Most Zeppelins were either shot down …

Zeppelin Museum Part III – Travelling in Style

Now this bit concerns the Golden Age of Zeppelin Travel, the times of the Graf Zeppelin and the Hindenburg, when they cruised majestically among the clouds. The Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen has a life-size replica of some parts of the Hindenburg, some passenger bedrooms and the lounge, which are accessible …

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