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Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage (1937)

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Film of the famous airship explosion.

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The airship Hindenburg, arriving from Europe, was being led to its mooring at Lakehurst, New Jersey when suddenly disaster struck. The hydrogen-filled zeppelin ignited, and was almost instantly transformed into an enormous fireball. In less than a minute, the entire ship had been consumed by flames. The Hindenburg explosion marked the end of the budding airship travel industry. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Although Herbert Morrison's narration has become inseparable from the famous newsreel footage, they were not synchronized until many years later. What is often shown today is the newsreel footage with Morrison's narration dubbed onto it. See more »

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Herbert Morrison: It's practically standing still now. They've dropped ropes out of the nose of the ship, and it's been taken ahold of down on the field by a number of men. It's starting to rain again; the rain had slacked up a little bit. The back motors of the ship are just holding it, just enough to keep it from...
[he Hindenberg suddenly explodes]
Herbert Morrison: It burst into flames! Get out of the way! Get out of the way! Get this, Charlie! Get this, Charlie! It's fire and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my! Get...
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Incredible! Very Historical And Important!
25 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have always been fascinated with The Hindenburg, in fact, I own a flight cover, and an actually piece of the zeppelin. Now this newsreel footage is something very incredible and spectacular to see! It is very historical and important, because while it was very scary to watch, in nevertheless is something fabulous! I find it no surprise that this newsreel footage was selected for preservation by The Library Of Congress in The National Film Registry, because this truly is something very historical. I watched this over and over again the first time that I saw it, because I was so fascinated with it, I am not saying I was thrilled with the zeppelin exploding, but I was just fascinated with the broadcast and overall the incredible footage!

Get this Charlie! This is something spectacular, historical, and especially educational to see! You history buffs are really going to find this astounding! But what I really find even scarier about the explosion of the Hinderburg, is the fact that it actually happened! This is something extremely spectacular and historical to see, so put aside some time so that you can see it!

This is wonderful, fabulous, marvelous, excellent! I am sorry if I am going overboard, but this is just so FABULOUS! You are probably going to be fascinated with this as well!

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