Monday, May 07, 2007

Seventieth Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster

On 6 May 1937 one of the worst disasters in aviation history occured. The Hindenburg was the pride of Germany. You can learn more about the Hindenburg and the disaster by reading the wikipedia article in simple English. There are wikipedia articles in other languages too. This is a newsreel from Universal Studios. Newsreels were common before television. They were played before movies.

Here's a great video from ESLpodTv. In this animated video, an imaginary survivor of the Hindenburg disaster is interviewed. You can read the transcript by clicking Japanese and Spanish language support are also available on Japanese and Spanish. You can take a quiz too, if you want.

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