The Zeppelin in Combat: A History of the German Naval Airship Division, 1912-1918

By: Robinson, Douglas

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Hardcover with dust jacket, black cloth with gilt spine titles, map endpapers, 15 by 23 cm, xiv [ii] 417 pp., with 50 photographs, 2 maps, and 24 diagrams and charts incld. two fold-outs of details of the Zeppelin “P” and “R” Types. The hardcover is very good with bumping to the corners; the jacket is fair with edge wear, several chips and small tears, and light fading on the spine panel. From the front flap: “The German Naval Airship Division commands an important place in aviation history, for almost half of the 162 rigid airships ever built served with the German Navy in World War I. Fantastic indeed is the story of their reckless attacks on England which Dr. Robinson unfolds. All too many of the fragile giants, filled with inflammable hydrogen, fell an easy prey to the incendiary bullets of defending British aeroplanes. They were the first strategic bomber force, and their range, endurance and carrying capacity far exceeded those of other aircraft of their day. Yet for years, only fragmentary and inaccurate information was available about the German Naval Airship Division and its accomplishments-until the fortunes of war placed all the official records of the German Navy in allied hands in 1945. Dr. Robinson has had the privilege of examining these documents, which form the basis for this first objective and authoritative study of the German Navy’s Zeppelins in World War I. In addition, he has had the assistance of many former naval airship men in Germany, including naval officers who commanded Zeppelins in many an attack on England.”

Title: The Zeppelin in Combat: A History of the German Naval Airship Division, 1912-1918

Author Name: Robinson, Douglas

Categories: Military History, Transportation, World War I,

Edition: Revised Edition

Publisher: London, G.T. Foulis & Co., Ltd.: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 3009