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The history of the Zeppelin
Rome, Italy - Disaster from birth
Zeppelin is a type of dirigible, more specifically a type of rigid airship pioneered by German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century and based in part on an earlier design by Croatian aviation pioneer David Schwarz. Due to the outstanding success of the Zeppelin design, the term zeppelin in casual use came to refer to all rigid airships. This article, however, focuses on Zeppelins...
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