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To the Pole by Zeppelin

Posted By on 24. Juni 2009

A dear friend of mine has pointed some remarkable historic factlet out to me:

In the 1920’s there were several attempts to reach the North Pole by Zeppelin! Sounds almost like the expedition done by LZ-X1 Württemberg (see the link menue to your left). Unfortunately, these real-life expeditions were not remotely as successful nor was their equipment as advanced as the one of my very own fictional Zeppelin.

In real life, they all failed. Read the whole story (in German) by clicking on the image below:

Zeppelin Norge

 

Also:
Let us remember Roald Amudsen, the famed explorer, who gave his life rescuing the members of one such an ill-fated expedition by airship.

Roald Amudsen


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