Aeronautics: Graf

Graf over Egypt. Because the British Government was understood to object to the Graf Zeppelin flying over Egypt in its Mediterranean cruise of 1929, Dr. Hugo Eckener then tactfully let "unfavorable winds" blow the dirigible away from that course. Last week, however, the Graf flew to Cairo and the Holy Land not only with full British approval, but with Squadron Leader R. S. Booth of the British dirigible R-100 among its 25 passengers.* Arriving over Cairo a half-day ahead of schedule the Graf commander learned by radio that mooring preparations were not complete....

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