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March 4, 1936: First flight of LZ 129 Hindenburg Five years after construction began in 1931, the Hindenburg made its maiden test flight from the Zeppelin dockyards at Friedrichshafen on March 4, 1936, with 87 passengers and crew aboard. Photo: Fox Photo/Getty

March 4, 1936: First flight of LZ 129 Hindenburg Five years after construction began in 1931, the Hindenburg made its maiden test flight from the Zeppelin dockyards at Friedrichshafen on March 4, 1936, with 87 passengers and crew aboard. Photo: Fox Photo/Getty

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.

by Paul Wolff & Tritschler Alfred, Photographers: The first German photo agency, founded in 1927

by Paul Wolff & Tritschler Alfred, Photographers: The first German photo agency, founded in 1927

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