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(Telegraph)   New documentary "Attack of the Zeppelins" explores little-told, oddly exciting story of German zeppelin assault on London during World War I. IT'S AN AIRSHIP, AN AIRSHIP   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 41
    More: Strange, World War I, D.H. Lawrence, East End, HG Wells, seep, total war, hydrogen  
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2013-08-27 07:24:55 AM
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Peter Strasser unavailable for comment.

It's actually an interesting bit of history.  Glad to see some renewed interest in it.
 
2013-08-27 07:34:03 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-27 07:41:55 AM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-08-27 07:42:39 AM
Are they filled with flammable helium?
 
2013-08-27 07:45:35 AM

dittybopper: [429x650 from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Peter_Strasser.png image 429x650]

Peter Strasser unavailable for comment.

It's actually an interesting bit of history.  Glad to see some renewed interest in it.


What in the fark happened to DiCaprio's hair?!
 
2013-08-27 07:47:39 AM
They dropped the talented Herr Von Maintlitz, architect of the new Geman expansionist farm policy, on top of an old lady, killing her outright.
 
2013-08-27 07:48:36 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Are they filled with inflammable helium?


Fixed for our British readers.

/Carry on!
 
2013-08-27 07:48:42 AM
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-08-27 07:51:46 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-27 07:57:42 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Are they filled with flammable helium?


Prolonged hydrogen exposure, plus almost falling out of a "spy basket", will do that to you.
 
2013-08-27 07:59:27 AM
That worked out really well.
The Germans won the war.
They really evened the score.
 
2013-08-27 08:19:21 AM
nowrigglingoutofwriting.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-27 08:21:12 AM

dittybopper: Peter Strasser unavailable for comment.

It's actually an interesting bit of history.  Glad to see some renewed interest in it.


FTA: As the commander of Zeppelin corps, Peter Strasser, crisply put it: "there is no such thing as a non-combatant any more. Modern war is total war."


Thankfully they were able to dig him up and get at least one quote from him.
 
2013-08-27 08:23:22 AM
All it took was one Kraut with a static-y sweater and it was "ooohhh the humaaanity!"
 
2013-08-27 08:23:46 AM
Balloons is for kiddie-winkies!
 
2013-08-27 08:32:40 AM

picturescrazy: dittybopper: Peter Strasser unavailable for comment.

It's actually an interesting bit of history.  Glad to see some renewed interest in it.

FTA: As the commander of Zeppelin corps, Peter Strasser, crisply put it: "there is no such thing as a non-combatant any more. Modern war is total war."


Thankfully they were able to dig him up and get at least one quote from him.


And he would have been crispy, as his Zeppelin was shot down in flames.
 
2013-08-27 08:36:09 AM
HUG HUN?!?!
HUGH HUNT!!!!
 
2013-08-27 08:39:43 AM
www.air-ship.info

FREAK OUT!
 
2013-08-27 09:08:38 AM
 
2013-08-27 09:12:51 AM

ToxicAvenger: [300x296 from http://i.imgur.com/nQE2Zoj.jpg image 300x296]


Hey, Cyril, Lana said she would meet you in the, uh, Led Zepplin suite...
 
2013-08-27 09:18:58 AM

Apik0r0s: [850x520 from http://nowrigglingoutofwriting.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/zeps.jpg image 850x520]


Photoshop, 100 years ago.

Notice how the letters are so very nice and defined?  Chalk on a wooden board ain't like that.  Hell, chalk on a chalkboard doesn't look that nice.
 
2013-08-27 09:20:15 AM
It's the blimp

It's the blimp Frank

It's the blimp
 
2013-08-27 09:22:55 AM

shanrick: It's the blimp

It's the blimp Frank

It's the blimp


Was waiting for this.
 
2013-08-27 09:53:18 AM
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2013-08-27 10:40:25 AM

wesmon: shanrick: It's the blimp

It's the blimp Frank

It's the blimp

Was waiting for this.


You can always tell who is from Maine (or visited, in my case), when they whip that out.
 
2013-08-27 11:20:19 AM
No Tesla Zeps?
 
2013-08-27 11:20:27 AM
 
2013-08-27 11:26:31 AM

jaytkay: [420x608 from http://clzimages.com/movie/large/ca/ca_d__0_Zeppelin.jpg image 420x608]
Zeppelin (1971) - IMDb


I remember that film from when I was a kid, and as I recall, I liked it, but I haven't seen it in probably at least 30 years.

/Liked The Hindenburg movie also.
 
2013-08-27 11:36:51 AM

Hack Patooey: It is balloon!


As a result of seeing that episode of F Troop, one of my favorite shows of the time (yes, I'm old), I still make that exclamation with that inflection upon seeing any lighter than air craft.
 
2013-08-27 12:31:08 PM
Dang it. I hate having to torrent things but I must see this.


/WWI junkie
//I <3 Dirigibles
 
2013-08-27 12:38:33 PM
and just how did the indian know about balloons??
 
2013-08-27 01:54:37 PM
evergreenterrace.com.au
 
2013-08-27 02:03:13 PM
www.tarstarkas.net
 
2013-08-27 02:05:05 PM

Vodka Zombie: Quantum Apostrophe: Are they filled with inflammable helium?

Fixed for our British readers.

/Carry on!


Fixed for our American readers.

/Carryons must fit in the test box.
 
2013-08-27 02:48:43 PM

WelldeadLink: Vodka Zombie: Quantum Apostrophe: Are they filled with inflammable helium?

Fixed for our British readers.

/Carry on!

Fixed for our American readers.

/Carryons must fit in the test box.


Well, how am I going to make my carrion fit if I can't have a knife to cut it?

/Duh.
 
2013-08-27 04:05:41 PM

WTP 2: and just how did the indian know about balloons??


We like going to birthday parties.
 
2013-08-27 04:13:59 PM

shanrick: It's the blimp

It's the blimp Frank

It's the blimp


Children stop yer nursin' !
 
2013-08-27 05:10:01 PM
scifipulse.net
 
2013-08-27 06:06:03 PM
I remember this being one of the more memorable bits about how the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime ended.

/good for nostalgia, but Brotherhood is miles better
 
2013-08-27 06:17:54 PM
BRB, registering sharkepelinmovie.com
 
2013-08-27 09:18:08 PM

Strolpol: I remember this being one of the more memorable bits about how the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime ended.

/good for nostalgia, but Brotherhood is miles better


I remember thinking the zeppelins were a little ridiculous if Ed was supposed to have ended up in our world, but never gave it a second thought. Turns out I was wrong on that one...

/Brotherhood is indeed much better
 
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