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How Passenger Airships Worked

For years I didn’t understand the steampunk community’s obsession with airships. I understood that they were transportation ephemera of a sort and that they harkened back to a bygone era, but I always thought they were too small. 664 more words

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PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

June 6th, 1944. D-Day. My father (who was, thankfully, stationed in England throughout WW II) told of passing an American barracks on D-Day and having American soldiers hail him so he could listen to an account of it on their radio. 150 more words

HISTORY HAPPENINGS

Through the American Colony Lens: GRAF ZEPPELIN OVER JERUSALEM

The view here is looking eastward across the Old City, the vantage point a rooftop, or perhaps the city wall, in the Christian Quarter. The large gray dome (bottom) is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; beyond that the distinctive Dome of the Rock sits atop the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount; and on the skyline is the Mount of Olives, punctuated by the tall Russian Ascension bell-tower. 986 more words

Jerusalem

Steampunk Graf Zeppelin

This isn’t steampunk but it is a model kit from 1928 when items were made of metal, wood and leather. This kit, by Metalcraft, is about the size of a loaf of bread, all metal and the box it came in is the size of four cigarette packs laid in a square. 118 more words

Dioramas Or Models