Graf Zeppelin: The adventures of an aerial globetrotter,
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This is an account - based on the reminiscences of the passengers and of its illustrious commander, Hugo Eckener - of the first
circumnavigation of the Earth by any aircraft, made in 1929 by the Graf Zeppelin, LZ127, which went on to a remarkable career involving a great number of transatlantic crossings until it was destroyed in 1936 on the orders of Nazi Luftwaffe chief, Hermann Goering. Eckener himself said what he thought about the Nazi regime and only narrowly escaped the fate which was to befall milllions of those who incurred Hitler's displeasure. For those who appreciate the ground-breaking technological
achievements of the past, this book is very good read indeed.
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