Transport: Oh, the Humanity!

"Toward us, like a great feather ... is the Hindenburg. The members of the crew are looking down on the field ahead of them getting their glimpses of the mooring mast. . . ."

Radio Commentator Herbert Morrison was chattering thus idly into his microphone at the Naval airbase in Lakehurst, N. J. The Hindenburg had made ten round trips to the U. S. in 1936 and this arrival was being "covered" by radio only because it was her first of 1937, nothing sensational. In fact, Morrison's words were not going out over the...

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