Thursday, 17 April 2008

the danger of zeppelins

This 1913 map is centred on Heligoland, which was the site of an airship station. The caption says that the outer circle (600 miles) represents the radius for Zeppelins; the 300 mile circle is for aeroplanes. It ’should bring home to every patriot the vital necessity of Britain putting her house in order forthwith, by the grant of adequate provision in the nation’s Estimates to enable us to make up the heavy leeway from which this country already suffers.’ Indeed! via Airminded

1 comment:

Juf Jo said...

Bring back zeppelins!
If I ever win the lottery, I will rebuild the Hindenburg.
Same style, same look, different kind of gas.