Attached are two wartime illustrations from a French magazine that depict the artist's understanding of the frantic life on board a zeppelin that is under attack from enemy aircraft.
Printed during the seventh month of the First World War, this is a collection of assorted musings that first appeared in THE LONDON TIMES involving what was known for sure regarding the subject of German zeppelins. In an attempt to understand the true speed, range and fuel capacity of a zeppelin, the author refers to a number of previous voyages that the airships were known to have made during the pre-war years. Concerns regarding the amount of ammunition that could have been carried is also mentioned.
*A Newsreel About the Destruction of Zeppelin L31 and the Burial of It's Crew*
A schematic plan of a German World War One Zeppelin that illustrates the airship's bombay, crew quarters and gondola.
A black and white photograph depicting the gondola interior of the German zeppelin 49, that was brought down over Bourbonne-les-Bains, France in 1917. At the center of the image is the pilot's wheel and off to the right sits the zeppelin's bombsite.
Pictured herein is the French dirigible ADJUDANT REAU as it appeared during the first months of the First World War.
Also depicted are two early tri-planes which were used to help elevate the craft.
A short notice reporting on the 1917 death of Count Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich Von Zeppelin (b. 1838). The count is reported to have died a sad and broken man over the failure of his airships to hasten a decisive ending to the First World War and remorseful that his name would forever be associated with the first air raids on civilian targets.
*Watch a 1930s Newsreel About the Atlantic Crossing Between Hamburg to Rio*