HOTELS IN

THE SKY

THE ZEPPELIN YEARS, 1900 - 1937: A LOST WAY OF TRAVELLING THE WORLD

HOTELS IN THE SKY

In the years after the First World War, few people believed that           

aeroplanes would ever develop into a safe, efficient and affordable    

way for people to travel long distances, especially across the oceans. 

                                                                                                          

               The first airliners had only a short range – 500 miles at most – though that was probably plenty for the passengers                               
because they were not for the faint-hearted.
They were uncomfortable, cold, noisy, far from reliable -- and not very safe either. 
They were basically wartime bomber  designs, adapted to carry a few passengers in a rudimentary cabin.

                 What a contrast with airships!

                             

                                They could cruise for long distances, carrying more passengers in far greater comfort than aeroplanes. 

They had kitchens and toilets and, on trans-ocean flights, cabins and showers as well. 

They were slower than aeroplanes but, crucially, they were a lot faster than the ocean liners they were competing against.

                                      They were going to SHRINK THE WORLD, linking Britain with the                                                   far-flung countries and colonies of the Empire!

 

                                                In this popular presentation, richly illustrated with photographs and original newsreel                                         footage, I tell the fascinating story of a whole lost technology, and a whole lost way of travelling the world.

                                                 See and hear about the first Zeppelin flight in 1900, the founding of the world’s first airline in 1909, the first-ever                                                                          trans-Atlantic passenger flights, and the grand vision of linking Britain’s world-wide empire with rapid airship transport;

                                                                         Savour the unique pleasure of travelling by Zeppelin, and contrast it with modern air travel;

                                                                            Meet some of the celebrities who made airship travel so fashionable in the 1930s;

                                                       And experience the horror of the moment when THE ZEPPELIN YEARS came to a sudden and violent end.

 

                          Why should you never buy a used airship from this man?     Find out when you hear the talk!

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