Maiden Flight of German Airship (1908)

I love this footage. It records an event almost identical to what I imagine in my music for “Airship”.

British Pathé describes the footage thus:

Airship is pulled to middle of field. The passenger basket / gondola beneath the ship fills up and the airship takes off. Among those in the gondola may be airship pioneer Dr Hugo Eckener. Dirigible in flight and coming into land when the crew and passengers disembark and are greeted by waiting crowds. Members of the crew chat to waiting dignitaries before they go to waiting cars.

© British Pathé

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