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The Airship Roma Disaster In Hampton Roads

Author : Nancy E. Sheppard
ISBN : 9781625856692
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In March 1921, Major John G. Thornell and his crew were detailed to Italy to procure a new experimental airship for the United States Army Air Service. Stationed at Langley Field in Hampton, the ROMA never lived up to expectations despite being heralded as the future of military innovation. Tragically, it crashed and erupted in a ball of fire in 1922, claiming the lives of thirty-four of the brave men aboard. Author Nancy E. Sheppard reveals the forgotten, harrowing story of one of the last great airships and those who sacrificed for the promise of a new era in aviation.

Airship

Author : John Swinfield
ISBN : 9781844862092
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Airship charts the history of lighter-than-air craft from the continental pioneers of the late 19th century through to European airship stations in the Great War, Germany's pre-eminent commercial and military zeppelins, the construction of British behemoths R100 and its sister ship R101 and the calamitous losses of USS Akron in 1933 and LZ129 Hindenburg in 1937, events which ultimately heralded the end of large-scale airship production. The historical development of airships was protracted and fractious, as the armed forces of leading European and US powers toyed with commercial propositions while trying to bend them to military uses. John Swinfield examines the axial role of Count Zeppelin, the development of the Zeppelin in Germany as bomber and reconnaissance craft, and the way the British Admiralty, French, Italian and American engineers attempted to imitate German design. The airship coincided with a time of international strife: mass unemployment, general strikes, the Wall Street Crash and the growing shadow of fascist tumult. Airship draws on original sources, official documents and private letters including interviews with figures like Mary Stopes-Roe, daughter of the airship builder Barnes Wallis. It identifies and analyses the central themes and bold personalities of the era: forming a text that is readable, entertaining and authoritative. The book is fully referenced with newly discovered first-hand material and a detailed bibliography.

America S Forgotten Airship Disaster

Author : Aaron J. Keirns
ISBN : 9780964780057
Genre : History
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On a stormy September morning in 1925, the giant Navy airship Shenandoah tumbled out of a turbulent sky and crashed into aviation history. Fourteen of the ship's 43 crewmen died in the crash. The Shenandoah was America's first rigid dirigible. It was longer than two football fields and powered by five 300-horsepower Packard engines. Ripped apart by strong winds over rural Ohio, the buoyant nose of the ship circled helplessly in the storm for nearly an hour, finally coming to rest 12 miles away where six crewmen staggered out dazed but alive. Thousands of curiosity-seekers swarmed the crash sites, trampling crops, flattening fences and stripping the carcass of the great ship almost bare. Army troops were called in to maintain control. The crash made front-page news around the world. But as the years have passed, this historic event has all but faded from our collective memory. Now - this tragic story is told anew, with over 100 photographs and illustrations.

A Girl Named Disaster

Author : Nancy Farmer
ISBN : 0545229782
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.

Popular Mechanics Magazine

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ISBN : WISC:89077823938
Genre : Industrial arts
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Aerial Age

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ISBN : UOM:39015080130142
Genre : Aeronautics
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The New International Year Book

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ISBN : UCBK:C109516484
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The New International Year Book

Author : Frank Moore Colby
ISBN : UOM:39015068323594
Genre : Yearbooks
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Investigation Of Dirigible Disasters

Author : United States. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters
ISBN : UOM:39015023077350
Genre : Aircraft accidents
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The Great Fire Of Petersburg Virginia

Author : Tamara J. Eastman
ISBN : 9781625857132
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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On July 16, 1815, a fire began in a small stable in Petersburg. After only a few hours, almost two-thirds of the city lay in ruins. Citizens stood on the banks of the Appomattox River and watched as wind blew flames from one building to the next. The tragedy claimed a dozen lives and destroyed more than five hundred homes. The fire raged until it was quelled by a downpour of rain. Stories of heroism from firefighters and landowners were left in the aftermath. Author Tamara Eastman describes the city before the fire, the horrific event and the collective efforts to rebuild a stronger city.

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