The Airships (2004)

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Released 7-Jan-2005
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Almost as big as a battleship yet lighter than air, giant airships remain the largest flying objects ever built.

In 3 enthralling episodes, THE AIRSHIPS reveals the dynamic role these remarkable flying machines played in history, in peacetime and in war. Steeped in the dramas of international political intrigue, it is a saga of extraordinary men and nations in a quest to dominate the skies.

Airships pioneered aerial bombing; made the first around-the-world passenger flight; carried explorers to the North Pole; established the first aerial passenger services between Europe, New York, and South America; became flying aircraft carriers in the US Navy.

The Hindenburg disaster all but destroyed their credibility. But today, more airships are flying than ever before, designed and built by a new breed of aviation pioneers. Craft designed to rival satellites in the stratosphere, to transport enormous cargoes, and to act as surveillance and communication platforms herald a new age for the airships.

Episodes include:
LIFT OFF (1890-1922)
SHIP OF DREAMS (1923-1930)
FORCED LANDING (1931-Present and Beyond)

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Robyn Williams (Narration)
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Rob McAuley & Peter Butt
Guy Gross
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Documentary 2004 156:14 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
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