WHO DESTROYED THE HINDENBURG? by A.A. Hoehling

WHO DESTROYED THE HINDENBURG?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In May of 1937 the great German zeppelin Hindenburg made world-wide news by exploding just as it began to moor at Lakehurst, New Jersey, after one of its frequent Transatiantie flights. Luxuriously built, carrying 50 passengers in great comfort across the Atlantic in two days, the big ship was the pride of Hitler's Third Reich. But its flights were made under the constant threat of sabotage or crank mischief in those tense, strife ridden days leading up to the second World War. In fact the very fatal flight of the Hindenburg that May was preceded by warning letters, supernatural dreams of disaster by a German in Milwaukee, and the belief on the part of the Gestapo someone was trying to destroy the ship. The consequent explosion, the inquiry, the possibilities of sabotage, and the whereabouts of the survivors today are the close concern of the author. Although an interesting book, its subject is of only academic interest years later.

Pub Date: April 10th, 1962
Publisher: Little, Brown