The giant German airship Hindenburg approaches its final destination just outside New York. Suddenly, the pride of the German air industry explodes into flames as it tries to moor. In a matter of seconds, the huge leviathan is consumed by fire. Featured by XIVETV.
Very well done. A true documentary about the demise of the Hindenburg. 35 people died. But what is more remarkable is that so many lived! As the designer of the Hindenburg states, it is schedules, money, and the demands of peoples wants against the facts of science that brought this tragedy to bear. Happens all the time that these things are what combines to bring much sorrow to the hearts of men. This was an amazing account of the truth behind the death of the Hindenburg. Because it was a German ship and carried the swastika on the tail, ferrying only the rich elite back and forth from Europe to America, I felt it was right that it should die such an ignoble death; however, after seeing this documentary, I felt ashamed of my thoughts because of the human toll such tragedy has on individuals.
I can't testify to the accuracy of events portrayed in this video, but it was enough to maintain my interest throughout. I didn't enjoy history much in school growing up, and in a funny way I'm kind of glad I didn't bother. I'm feeling like Rodney Dangerfield in Back To School when he was asked by his professor if he ever read. His answer was, "Who has time? I see the movie. I'm in and out in two hours." They were discussing literature at that time. This is history which is often known to be written by the victor anyway. Everything you don't experience for yourself is subjective. I really just wanted to give this movie a good rating and explain my rational for it. I hope you enjoy it too if you watch, and if it's not accurate let me know so I can begin researching for supporting evidence :) Cheers!
If you enjoy honest and accurate accounting of history, this is truly a great video that will take you back in time to experience the Hindenburg and what actually happened to cause its demise. Like many disasters of today, there is no clear or proven cause for the flames which brought this great ship down....but rather leaves you in wonder and sadness to see the end of these great air ships due to this one terrible tragedy.
I thought this show was exceptionally well done, with a great deal of historic background and information. The fact there were many parts re-enacted as opposed to being strictly a documentary concerned me about the quality of the show but I was concerned for nothing, the re-enacted parts were very nicely done and integrated into the telling of the story very well. For anyone interested in this sad, but true, historical event, this show is a definite must.
The details of the Hindenburg disaster that you thought you knew are greatly expanded on in this documentary/movie. There was more to the cause of this horrific event than just lightning. Did you know that the Hindenburg had made 12 previous round trips between Germany and Lakehurst, NJ, or that there were a surprising number of survivors, and that 70 years later there were still two of them interviewed on screen?
Documentary concerning The Hindenburg Disaster and the inquiry conducted literally on-location in the U.S. Reports the "official" finding(s) of that inquiry based principally on the testimony of the airships' German designer/fabricator. As such, a rather an interesting compilation from that perspective
Best Hindenburg perspective on what happened that I've seen. Only point I don't agree with is it totally dismisses the Airship had a bomb which destroyed it. It's basically the Hindensburg's Warren Report. Yes it could be just that a slit in lining or it could be a bomb which this documentary says not the case.
Would have given 5th star if it had included the findings included in another report on the subject I saw a few years ago. That researcher discovered that the paint used on the Hindenburg's exterior was a formulation including aluminum, a formulation very similar to a rocket fuel! Other than that, I thought the program was a most interesting dramatization.