BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Jun. 16, 1930

The Lords: CL Received with skepticism Air Secretary Baron Thomson's assertion that Britain ought to build another giant dirigible. "It might be asked," said Lord Thomson plaintively, "why the Graf Zeppelin can go around the world while our two airships spend their time mainly in sheds. . . . There are few Dr. Eckeners in the world and we have not had time to produce our Dr. Eckeners.

"I wish to say nothing in depreciation of the Graf Zeppelin as a ship, but it cannot be compared as a structure with the R-100 and R-101,...

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