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Hindenburg


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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 26, 2011
  • Run Time: 47 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004M9QNUG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,904 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The May 6 1937 destruction of the Hindenburg is a moment in history that refuses to be forgotten. While the tragic hydrogen-fueled crash was caught on film by local news teams on the ground what remains a mystery is how those passengers inside the massive airship might have experienced the disaster. In this eye-opening documentary meet Dr. John Provan who has spent most of his adult life researching airships and is considered to be among the world's foremost experts on the Hindenburg disaster. Using Dr. Provan's vast knowledge and careful insight as a guide the WHAT WENT DOWN production team travels from the crash site in Lakehurst New Jersey to birthplace of the Zeppelin in Friedrichshafen Germany to piece together the puzzle and tell the story like it's never been told before. Featuring CGI technology and dramatic re-enactments as well as compelling interviews and archival material HINDENBURG provides a fresh and unique perspective on one of the twentieth century's most iconic events.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Clay Jr. on June 8, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
History buffs will enjoy this History Channel version of the Hindenburg story. Using still pictures, film clips, and eyewitness accounts the film details the history of the famous airship from its development to its fiery demise. Impressive close-up shots of the disaster from different angles give new meaning to the familiar images. In addition to the experiences of the crash survivors, especially memorable is the courage of the Navy ground crew, ordered to stand fast to assist victims in spite of the conflagration above their heads. One of the American nurses who tended the victims is also of special note. She disapproved of the Nazis, but the swastika remained at the door of the hospital, she asserts, and common humanity prevailed. It was the first air disaster to become a spectacular media event. On-the-spot radio coverage and especially the newsreel film vividly emphasized the terrible events in a way that eludes newspaper descriptions and history books. This single event heralded the end of commercial airship travel. The film tells the story of the great dirigibles from the days of the eccentric Count Zeppelin to the work of the brilliant Hugo Eckener. There is an ironic contrast between the success of the Graf Zeppelin and the dismal fate of the Hindenburg. The hydrogen vs. helium debate is resurrected, including America's political decision not to sell helium to Nazi Germany. Ultimately, everything from static electricity to sabotage was blamed for the disaster. The film draws no conclusions, other than to observe that the controversy continues. For zeppelin fans, there is an abundance of film showing a number of airships in flight. Recommended for multiple viewing. ;-)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By my05stangrocks on April 22, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Wonderful documentary about the Hindenburg. Very detailed. Has the obligatory early history of airships at the beginning. Rip Torn does a wonderful job of narator. If you are an airship enthusiast, get this one, you need it in your collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 7, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This is an excellent documentary. Of course, it includes the famous newsreel and radio broadcast of the airship's destruction, but it also describes the history of airships and sets forth the political and economic circumstances surrounding the Hindenburg. It also makes a balanced presentation of the various viewpoints on what caused the ship to explode. I heartily recommend the purchase and viewing of the videotape.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By edorff on September 9, 2010
Format: VHS Tape
I'm in complete agreement with the other reviewers, this is great and probably the best documentary on airships around. Well-produced and narrated. I have it on VHS and I'd buy it again on DVD IF they ever release it. A must for any LTA buff.
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