E.S. Turner: The Graf Zeppelin
15 November 2001
Show More Dr Eckener’s Dream Machine: The Historic Saga of the Round-the-World Zeppelin by Douglas Botting.
HarperCollins, 356 pp., £17.99, September 2001, 0 00 257191 9Show More
“... name or photograph. Hitler himself was no friend of airships, refusing to go up in one and unwilling to have one named after him for fear it would blow up and diminish his reputation. According to DouglasBotting, he likened the airship to a new kind of floor covering which ‘looks marvellous, shines for ever and never wears out’, but cannot be walked on with nailed shoes or have hard things ...”