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British Airship R34 | by Lady Wulfrun
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British Airship R34

In a recent clearout of my parent’s house, I was reacquainted with these old encyclopaedias, which my grandfather had bought as a set in 1919, just after World War One. Not surprisingly, much of the content relates to military advances made during the so-called Great War. I remember seeing these encyclopaedias as a child, my father having brought them home from his father's in the late 1950s. I can't recall him referring to them very often, but no doubt these dusty old volume’s would have been a much treasured items during the post-war period.

 

This book fell open at this page, showing a superbly detailed drawing of British built airship R.34. The airship, one of the largest and most advanced of its time was built between 1917 and 1918.

 

More about R.34 here:

www.airshipsonline.com/airships/r34/index.html

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Taken on March 24, 2011