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Ok I must admitt it was just a temporary occasion and only meant for 12 passengers and 2 crewmembers on its 2-days flight over London.
On Sunday and Monday a German-built Zeppelin, baptized NT Youkosu Japan was making its inauguration flight above London and Greenwich where it crossed the Greenwich meridian .
It is on its way on a 10 000 miles flight to Japan where it will be used to fly tourists around. Its arrival is due for August.
Zeppelins are named after the inventor Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who flew in the first on 2nd July 1900. They where used during the World War I to bomb London and other cities. The first Zeppelin raid on London took place on 31st May 1915. The raids would go on till June 1917.
Zeppelins were popular way of transport, between the 2 World Wars, until the disaster with the Hindenburg in America in 1937: 36 people died in that crash and inferno when the balloon caught fire.
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