The history of lighter than air transportation culminating in the Hindenburg explosion which gets thoroughly covered and analyzed.



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Credited cast:
... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugen Bentele ... Himself - Hindenburg Mechanic
Harold G. Dick ... Himself - Goodyear-Zeppelin
Grace Drummond-Hay ... Herself (archive footage)
Hugo Eckener ... Himself (archive footage) (as Dr. Hugo Eckener)
Werner Franz ... Himself - Hindenburg Crew
... Himself (archive footage) (as Josef Goebbels)
Alfred Grözinger ... Himself - Hindenburg Cook
... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
John Iannaccone ... Himself - Lakehurst Ground Crew
Richard Kollmer ... Himself - Hindenburg Mechanic
Ernst A. Lehmann ... Himself (archive footage)
Xaver Maier ... Himself - Hindenburg Cook
John Provan ... Himself - Aeronautics Expert


This documentary series tells the story of the development and use of the airship, lighter than air vehicles such as blimps and more rigid designs. The film documents their invention, their use in World War As an observational and bombing platform, the development of a potentially prosperous passenger trade and how this all ended with a series of accidents in various countries culminating in the spectacular Hindenburg explosion. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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