General information
ZEPPELINS

The philatelic aspects of zeppelin mail transportation is one thing while historical or technical features of the airships are a world of their own.

This link collection gives an overview of non-philatelic zeppelin and airship websites.


 

 


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General zeppelin websites

Airships: A Zeppelin History Site
http://www.airships.net

Zeppelinfan.de - Jens Schenkenberger's website about airships
http://zeppelinfan.de/

Harry Redner's website about airships
http://www.luftschiffharry.de/

The British and US airships
http://www.century-of-flight.net/new%20site/frames/airship_frame.htm

Russian airship blog
http://aerocrat.livejournal.com/


 

 


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Pioneer and military airships

Alberto Santos-Dumont airships
http://einestages.spiegel.de/external/ShowTopicAlbumBackground/a5023/l1/l0/F.html#featuredEntry

Leonardo Torres Quevedo and his airships
http://www.torresquevedo.org/LTQ10/index.php?title=Portada

Farnborough (UK) Airships
http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/airfields/far2.html

ILA Frankfurt 1909
http://www.hr-online.de/website/fernsehen/sendungen/index.jsp?rubrik=62613&key=standard_document_40386021

LZ-5/ZII strands at Weilburg
http://www.weilburg-lahn.info/zeppelin/z2_3.htm

Information about LZ-18/L-2
http://www.zeppelin-luftschiff.com/

L-14/LZ-46, zeppelin raid at East Dereham 9/8/1915
http://www.luftschiffharry.de/L_14_Angriff_East-Dereham_08-09-1915.pdf

Zeppelin raids on the Hartlepools
http://portcities.hartlepool.gov.uk/server.php?show=ConNarrative.110

1915 zeppelin raid at Norfolk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk/your/a-z_norfolk/a-z_zeppelin.shtml

The 1916 German zeppelin offensive
http://www.richthofen.com/dark_autumn/

L31 brought down over Potters Bar
http://www.brookmans.com/history/features/zeppelin/index.shtml

High altitude warships
http://sped2work.tripod.com/zeppelins.html

LZ-87, Fahrtbericht 12. März 1917
http://www.luftschiffharry.de/LZ_87_GZ-Begraebnis_12-3-1917_Fahrtprotolkoll.pdf

L-59 raid on Naples (Italy)
http://www.napoli.com/english/viewarticolo.php?articolo=1896

L-59 and Lettow-Vorbeck, 1917
http://www.jaduland.de/kolonien/afrika/tanzania/text/zepp.html

Aspekte zur Afrika-Fahrt L-59/LZ-104
http://www.traditionsverband.de/download/pdf/aspekte_afrika.pdf

Airship pilot Yves Angot SS48 SSZ 21/22
http://www.aeroplanedetouraine.fr/yvangot.htm

Zeppelin´s airship and German patriotism
http://gmu.mossiso.com/zeppelin/index.php
 

 


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Past WWI airships

LZ-114 airship Dixmunde
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/c.i.e.l/dixmude.htm

Story of Pulham and its airships R33 - R36
http://pennoyers.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=133&Itemid=177

LZ-127 Round-the-World Flight 1929
http://www.wingnet.org/rtw/rtw001j.htm

R-100 at Canada 1930
http://www.aviation.technomuses.ca/assets/pdf/e_R100.pdf

George MacDonald and the R-100
http://members.tripod.com/~Hughdoherty/r100.htm

LZ-127 Polar Flight 1931
http://www.polarflight.org/index.html

LZ-129 Hindenburg fotos
http://lz127grafzeppelin.blogspot.com/

Following the Hindenburg
http://blog.nasm.si.edu/2010/05/06/following-the-hindenburg/

Passenger list of LZ-129 Hindenburg crash flight
http://www.nlhs.com/passenger-list.htm

Faces of the LZ-129 Hindenburg crash
http://facesofthehindenburg.blogspot.com/

The Hindenburg cameras
http://www.3d-historisch.de/Zeppelin-Retina/Hindenburg-Kameras.htm

Blimp Squadron 14
http://www.warwingsart.com/LTA/zp-14.html

Airship of China
http://www.vantageship.com/en_index.htm

Zeppelin NT in Japan, NAC - Nippon Airship Corporation
http://www.nac-airship.com/

Zeppelin NT in America - Airshipventures
http://www.airshipventures.com/


 

 


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Zeppelins and airships over....

Bern - LZ-127 over Bern 10/12/1930
http://www.g26.ch/texte_018.html

Bickendorf - Airship shed Cologne Bickendorf
http://www.koelner-luftfahrt.de/luftschiffhalle.htm

Bielefeld - LZ-127 over Bielefeld 8/30/1930
http://www.westfalen-blatt.de/nachrichten/regional/bielefeld.php?id=36514&artikel=1

Boeblingen - LZ-127 over Böblingen
http://www.adv-boeblingen.de/zrbb/boebl/boebl/gesch/garnison/zeppelin.html

Boeblingen - LZ-127 over Böblingen 1929 & 1931
http://flughafenbb.wordpress.com/zeppelin-lz-127/

Caire - LZ-127 over Caire 04/11/1931
http://www.kairo.diplo.de/Vertretung/kairo/de/06/Deutsche_20Spuren/Zeppelin__Bildergalerie,pageIndex=2.html

Cologne - LZ-5 over Cologne 08/05/1909
http://www.koelner-luftfahrt.de/grafzeppelin.htm

Cologne - LZ-127 over Cologne 1928-1937
http://www.koelner-luftfahrt.de/LZ_127.htm

Cologne - LZ-129 over Cologne 03/29/1936
http://www.koelner-luftfahrt.de/hindenburg_deutschlandfahrt.htm

Cologne - LZ-129 over Cologne 05/03/1937
http://www.koelner-luftfahrt.de/hindenburg.htm

Denmark - Denmark and the Zeppelins
http://mini.ptt-museum.dk/zeppex/en/routes/luftskib.html

Erfurt - LZ-127 over Erfurt
http://www.luftfahrt-erfurt.de/seite27.htm

Friedrichshafen - LZ-130 over Friedrichshafen (colour footage)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzMi7Ae5SKQ

Geneva - LZ-127 Swiss flight to Geneva 1930
http://www.pionnair-ge.com/spip1/spip.php?article73

Halle - Zeppelins over Halle/Saale
http://www.leipzig-halle-airport.de/de/index/unternehmen_flughafen/geschichte/anfaenge_halle.html

Hildensheim - Zeppelins over Hildesheim
http://www.stadtarchiv-hildesheim.de/publikationen/dok_19_zeppeline.htm

Japan - The Zeppelin NT in Japan
http://sky-airship.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/

Nevsky Prospect - The Norge dirigible over Nevsky Prospect
http://www.300.years.spb.ru/eng/3_spb_3.html?id=106

Petrozavodsk - Dirigibles over Petrozavodsk
http://heninen.net/zeppelin/english.htm

Rome - LZ-127 Italy Flight 1933 (1st movie)
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675066031_Graf-Zeppelin_Ciampino-Airport_Italo-Balbo_King-Victor-Emanuel-III

Rome - LZ-127 Italy Flight 1933 (2nd movie)
http://www.mediatecaroma.it/mediatecaRoma/ricerca.html?show=14&index=&jsonVal=&filter=&query=zeppelin&id=IL5000009373&refId=2

Tiefenort - L-55 emergency landing at Tiefenort 1917
http://www.luftfahrtnetz.de/index.php/airports/verkehr-befestigt-nachtflug/kindel/geschichte/zwischenfaelle/1939.html


 

 


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Museums, shops and societies

Zeppelin Shop am See
http://www.airship-shop.com/

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
http://www.zeppelin-museum.de/

Spitsbergen Airship Museum
http://www.spitsbergenairshipmuseum.com/index.htm

Zeppelin Museum Zeppelinheim
http://www.zeppelin-museum-zeppelinheim.de/

Naval Airship Association
http://www.naval-airships.org/

Navy Lakehurst Historical Society
http://www.nlhs.com/

Zeppelin NT, Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei
http://www.zeppelinflug.de/


 

 


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Other zeppelin sites

Paper models of Zeppelins and hangars
http://www.currell.net/models/mod_free.htm

Airshipworld, the latest on LTA
http://airshipworld.blogspot.com/


 

 



 

ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
WINTER2015

An issue full of curiosities: Forgotten mail, identical addresses and registration numbers, a new Italy Flight, invalid US airmail stamps and an overbooked airship - Winter 2015! [READ MORE]

 
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ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
FALL 2015

A faked nude, revelations, world records, first days, new insights - it all depends on your way of seeing. And there are 1000 ways of seeing.... Fall 2015! [READ MORE]

 
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SUMMER 2015

It is quite mystic: Half of the Zeppelin mail from Port Gdansk is missing, dropped mail never showed up, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was planned on the 1929 Zeppelin World Flight.... Summer 2015! [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
SPRING 2015

Zeppelin mail which fell into the water and LZ-127 assisting in the South Atlantic with rescue operations for the emergency landed catapult aircraft 'Tornado'. In addition we have SCADTA mail and zeppelin mail to Australia. Spring 2015! [READ MORE]

 
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WINTER 2014

The South American connecting flights of the 1930 Pan America Flight, 3rd part: What really happened, May 24 - June 7, 1930. [READ MORE]

 
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FALL 2014

The South American connecting flights of the 1930 Pan America Flight, 2nd part: What really happened, April 30 - May 23, 1930. [READ MORE]

 
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SUMMER 2014

The South American connecting flights of the 1930 Pan America Flight, 1st part: Background, ideas and planning. [READ MORE]

 
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SPRING 2014

Prêt-à-porter: The new dress code and grading of the DZR, a Whitsun excursion to South America and summer vacation onboard the zeppelin. Life can be so good.... [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
WINTER 2013

What are the King, the President, two Ministers, the chief of the Air Force and the Miss Hungary doing on board the zeppelin? They play Zeppelin Sudoku [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
FALL 2013

New details and insights about the most famous zeppelin stamp: The Parahyba Provisional issue from Brazil from 1930. What really (not) happened at Parahyba. [READ MORE]

 
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SUMMER 2013

Connections from Cyrenaica and Tripolitania, from Bern to Cuba, flights within Bolivia and the story to ride and not to fly the Atlantic. [READ MORE]

 
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SPRING2013

Roses, diamonds, offspring, intimate details of Lady Drummond Hay, Dr. Eckener's affair and airship captain Bauer's secret fiancee - it is springtime and love is in the air..... [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
WINTER2012

With interesting reports about the captain of the Russian icebreaker Malyguin, zeppelin mail addressed to Mexico, zeppelin sheds at Lemberg, affranchissement perçu notes from Egypt, zeppelin mail in California and other fascinating stories. [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
FALL2012

A dinner at Los Angeles, the Gordon Bennett Race, unrecorded zeppelin mail from Danzig and Venezuela, the German Emperor, the Grand Duke and media tycoon William Randolph Hearst - we celebrate 100 years of Flugpost am Rhein und Main. [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
SUMMER2012

It is summer time: The first mail drop over Heligoland, a trip to the Orient, zeppelin crew member Thasler on vacation and 100 years ago, the first post office opened onboard an airship. This was on July 17, 1912. [READ MORE]

 
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SPRING2012

What have hot dogs, fast immigration into the US without a pasport, blind people, a crew member not onboard, ghosts and the Titanic in common? Hard to believe, 75 years ago, airship LZ-129 HINDENBURG crashed at Lakehurst, NJ. [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
WINTER2011

An issue with the earliest picture postcard taken onboard a zeppelin, a census on Port Gdansk zeppelin mail, Japanese zeppelin NT mail, catapult mail and GRAF ZEPPELIN over Brenner's Hotel at Baden-Baden, just to mention the variety of articles. [READ MORE]

 
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FALL2011

Wanted: Zeppelin mail from Ethiopia and LZ-129 HINDENBURG crash mail! This issue also reports about zeppelin stamps from Finland and Paraguay and about zeppelin mail from Japan, the Bahamas, Guatemala and from Liechtenstein. [READ MORE]

 
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SUMMER2011

From Asterix to Zeppelin, from Mary to Dorothy, from Greece to Iceland, from Orly to Le Bourget, from Josef to Magda and from Columbia back to Austria: Enjoy the Summer 2011 issue! [READ MORE]

 
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SPRING2011

The jubilee issue, it is the 100th issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL. And 100 is the topic of this issue with Count Zeppelin's 100th birthday, LZ-100, flight number 100, 100 dropped pieces, registration number 100, R100 and 100 years Bordstempel. [READ MORE]

 
ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL
WINTER2010

Why the zeppelin was making a detour because of Spelterini, why LZ-127 GRAF ZEPPELIN flew over Canada and why the NT BODENSEE is back from Japan. This issue links also zeppelins with the Aegean Islands and the Falkland Islands. And we have found a new zeppelin cachet. [READ MORE]

 
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FALL2010

Arbed, Alix, Alrun and Aladin, but also Canada, Köhler, catapult and Ciampino: just to name a few key words of the Fall2010 issue which contains also paintings and lyrics. [READ MORE]

 
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SUMMER2010

In addition to Maybach cars, Euro and US$ exchange rates and helicopters in the Antarctic, the Summer2010 issue of the ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL deals also with World War I zeppelin mail and zeppelin mail from Paraguay, the Bahamas and Canada. [READ MORE]