GERMANY: Guild Saved

Hard by Lake Constance dwells a band of craftsmen skilled at a unique trade—the building of zeppelins. The late Graf von Zeppelin taught them the technique of their art and paid them well. During the War all Germany looked to them to float tons of explosives over London. Then came Versailles, and the building of zeppelins for Germany was forbidden. Almost, the great Zeppelin factories were ordered destroyed. Almost, the "zeppelin guild" on Lake Constance was scattered. These things did not take place because the Allies, covetous of reparations, agreed to accept...

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