Video of the Day – 3/18/13 (Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel, 1937)

18 Mar

Daily Video — “Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel, 1937”

On May 6, 1937, the German airship Hindenburg, the prize of the Nazi commercial air fleet suddenly and tragically ignited, burst into flames and crashed in Lakehurst, NJ.  35 people on board the airship adn one on the ground perished, making it one of the worst air disasters of the time, and sounding the death knell of the zeppelin/airship era in aviation.

This is the actual newsreel footage, shot by Pathé of the ship itself, the entire ignition and burning, and the aftermath from 1937.

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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Daily Video


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