AERONAUTICS: Lazy Giants

Five hundred men with ropes pulled her out of the house in which she lolled. She swayed a little and they had to be careful not to let her injure herself by bumping against the sides of the house. Out in the open, she made a noise somewhere between a purr and a roar, put her nose into the sky, was soon out of sight.

She is some two blocks long (763 feet) and her name is Count Zeppelin, nyth rigid airship of famed Zeppelin progeny. Last week, out of her hangar at Friedrichshafen,...

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