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King Alfonso XIII of Spain showing off for the press aboard the airship España in 1913 while consort Victoria Eugenia stays on land.

King Alfonso XIII of Spain showing off for the press aboard the airship España in 1913 while consort Victoria Eugenia stays on land.

Zeppelin over Berlin postcard. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Zeppelin+over+Berlin+postcard.&biw=1366&bih=622&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=4SfjVLLtHeXN7QaEhYHoDg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Zeppelin over Berlin postcard. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Zeppelin+over+Berlin+postcard.&biw=1366&bih=622&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=4SfjVLLtHeXN7QaEhYHoDg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

A French airship is wrecked after being shot down near Rethel, France, in October 1915. (Hans Hildenbrand/Courtesy of Taschen)

The first World War, in color

A French airship is wrecked after being shot down near Rethel, France, in October 1915. (Hans Hildenbrand/Courtesy of Taschen)

History Of Airships | ... : Airships.net, http://www.airships.net/lz127-graf-zeppelin/history

History Of Airships | ... : Airships.net, http://www.airships.net/lz127-graf-zeppelin/history

Dr. Hugo Eckener, whose experience and work with Count Zeppelin had lead the company for the years following the death of the Count, had to campaign to the German Government for its construction and assisting funding, and only after two years of lobbying did that proceed at the Zeppelin works, Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, at Friedrichshafen in Germany.

Dr. Hugo Eckener, whose experience and work with Count Zeppelin had lead the company for the years following the death of the Count, had to campaign to the German Government for its construction and assisting funding, and only after two years of lobbying did that proceed at the Zeppelin works, Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, at Friedrichshafen in Germany.

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